I know this is coming out of the blue but it is something that has been bothering me for quite a while. We currently have two sections where discussion can take place: The Chatterbox and General Discussion.
Here are the descriptions for each area:
The Chatterbox: This is the place for random chat and funny topics.
General Discussion: Discuss here the latest headlines and debate on serious matters.
I think The Chatterbox is perfectly fine as it is; we all need a place where we can discuss silly things from time to time. It is the General Discussion section the one I have a problem with. As it stands, the section description describes a place where serious matters can be discussed in a civilized matter. However, the section's name seem to have this effect on members to think the section is for laid back topics that don't necessarily fit in the chatterbox. That's not my main concern though, what worries me is that when a serious thread DOES appear, many people don't take it seriously and just make it impossible for others to have a debate.
To fix that, I think the best think to do would be to rename the section to something more fitting and move any laid back discussion to the chatterbox. The would keep debates separated from laid back discussion without cutting back on any, me thinks. There's also the possibility to create a new section, but that would just cluster the forums.
So what do you guys think? Should the section get a new name? Should it stay the same? Why or why not?