This comes up about every year; sometimes getting a little more attention or volume. Usually the Buzzards come to the consensus pretty quickly that lots of folks do both and, as Randy so eloquently stated above:
Originally Posted by Randaddy
It's called the Boater's Forum because people in a variety of crafts enjoy going on the river together. Kayakers go on long overnight trips with rafters, rafters often also kayak, we all hang out at the same bars, and all enjoy the sensation of reading whitewater and floating on the current..
In the words of one of the great philosophers: "We don't want this to be like a skier - snowboarder thing."
For future reference:
What to do when someone's posting in the wrong forum:
You can report a post using the little triangular red and white button under the poster's MB ID and summary info, to the lower left of the post. If you see something that obviously belongs in a different forum, please report it and one of the mods will dive into a nearby phonebooth and come out ready to click some cursor and put that errant post where it belongs.
Which also brings up Spam Reporting:
Reporting posts especially applies when you see someone hawking Nikes, Nokkias, or otherwise non-boating related stuff, and please don't hesitate to report drive-by whitewater advertising that belongs in the "commercial posts" section. We could also use a hand when you see a thread bumped from a couple of years ago with a post that seems like it was put up by someone who's never been on the water and joined up in the current month.