It would be nice if this forum had an "off topic" board, where we can talk about non-chicken topics. I can understand some recent posts getting locked because they are off topic, however, I think it would be better if they could just be moved rather than locked. After all, it's a community of people here, and we all have interests other than chickens, and many people just like to chat. Every other forum I've been to has an off-topic board, I think we should too. It might lessen some of the onus on the moderators, too. If you're afraid it wouldn't be appropriate, consider that off-topic posts will and do happen anyway. A board would give them a place to be and keep the on-topic boards clean. It doesn't detract or distract from the on-topic boards in my experience. ETA: to clarify, I would expect it to be moderated for child-friendliness like the rest of the site.