I notice that there are endless threads that seem to become way off topic and lose their way and I just wonder if this forum would be better served if they, the powers that be, installed a chat room where the "Chit Chat" aspect of the board could take place...it would clear a lot of the endless postings which become way off the subject and which must confuse some people who are either new or trying to contend with a thread that suddenly loses its way...I myself have moments when I have posted in a way that didnt serve the thread and it annoys me that I have done it and strayed from the point, easily done but easily rectified.
How would the members feel about this, is a chatroom something that they would like, are you tired like me of seeing so many threads get "hijacked" and turned into something far from what they started out as. Does the endless posting of unrelated comments distract you or drive you from posting what maybe useful advice when you face what appears to be page after page of comments that bear no relation to the subject in hand..
Speak up if you have had enough of the mindless postings, maybe a chat room would suit those who like their forums that way..
Maybe this has already been suggested in the past maybe not but I for one would be very happy to see a chat room where the endless chit chat could take place and not clog the board...it would make the place easier to navigate and far less intimidating to new members who must surely view it as cliquey and also to the shyer members who do not post very often.