I would agree its rude to go try to change an existing forum. By the same token, I am not trying to change anything about the rest of this site. Just keeping things within the GA community without polluting the GA live community general boards.
I feel talking about the things we usually discuss amongst ourselves for the express purpose of putting up things we would talk to Andy, Edie, and Hawkes about is appropriate use of the forum, regardless of the sub-genre of the topic.
Eh, it’s bugging me less now that I’ve had some sleep. Everyone is being very civilized about it, too. I frequent the Xfire forums and flame wars start up a heckuva lot more frequently there than here, I just thought I smelt smoke. Either way I do agree with you pretty much, I would rather see a more condensed forum.
Although, like Andy reappeared to say, something is happening. As to it being in the context of the podcast or the forum layout is beyond me.