I left the last board I was on due to the O/T forum. People soon forget why the site was created in the first place. Then, more and more people start having "fun" in the O/T section. What happens then? Bandwidth usage goes way up. When bandwidth goes up, the ISP charges more $$. Who's going to pay for that? I know I don't want to take advantage of Oleg's wallet so I can post a thread on "Do you like the blue M&Ms?" crap.
That last board I was on, the O/T forum was the 2nd most posted forum containing about 1/3 of all the posts. (If not more) The reason I like this place so much is that it stays ON topic. Sure, a smarty-pants comment here and there is fun, but we don't need to have a dedicated section for it.
Just my $0.02.
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