Sometimes I try to search for (what I think must be) the most obvious words for a new list before I compile the list (e.g., it's why I tried to list herring and pickled herring on the herring list). But with non-obvious list (like the variations on the STF lists), we require kind captains to steer us in the right direction. Then we can plunder those lists as we like (Arrr! (&c.))--with grudging attribution or credit in the list description, of course.
So many interesting lists. Being an infrequent visitor, I miss the ability to browse through several weeks worth of recent lists. It seems now someone can post a list and it will disappear off the community page in a day, or even a few hours (especially when the locksmiths come aspamin’), and one would never know it was created.
I like reesetee's earlier comment about how it's interesting to see what ends up on one list and not another. In the old days on Wordie, we didn't have capitalization (or much punctuation). But it's also fun to see what we're independently fascinated by--I think frogapplause, hernesheir, and I each have lists about traps. There are also a few of us fascinated by heraldry, and mining, and the entire sweet tooth fairy kingdom. It's fun to see what we have in common.