Welcome to The New Incarnation of: Wayfarer's Tavern From time to time, our open chat thread becomes unmanageably large. It also degenerates into a stream of noise posts, where people are posting simply because they are bored and wish to be entertained. This has happened consistently enough that we have to question whether such a thread should continue to exist. This remains an open question. The repeated collapse of tis thread into a flood of twittering is a problem that must cease. It's a shame that it has to be this way, but we must place some restrictions upon posting here. This is the thread to make small talk, i.e subjects which do not merit a new thread. Still, small talk should contain significant content, so we will have to clamp down on posting that generates high volume of content-free posts. Don't post to ask if anyone is here, or to announce that you are here. This unfortunately must include posts that only say "hello", or "good morning", "goodnight" or the like. Assume that you are holding an offline conversation, not a real-time chat". The exception is that new members may introduce themselves to the group with a "Hi, I'm new here" post. After all, that is one main purpose of the thread, so new members can feel welcomed and get to know the community. Don't tell us how bored you are. Read a book instead. Or if you are in class, pay attention to the teacher. No pictures or links in this thread. We have other threads for pictures, and there is no need for links in the conversations in this thread. Take private conversations elsewhere. Conversations here should be with the community at large, not with one or two people you hang with. Just say no to netspeak. It's you, not u, and for, not 4. Emoticans and the most common abbreviations like LOL may be used, but sparingly, and may NOT be the sole content. In short, post when you have something to say, not just to fill space or time. This thread will continue to exist only if members can use it appropriately. Please do not post about matters which are not suitable for this thread; use your own good judgment. For example, posts complaining about how the forum is run or griping about other members are not permitted. If you have a problem, please use the report post icon (preferred). or contact one of our moderators or the site administrator (to find out who are your moderators please go to the forum leaders link at the bottom of the forums). Daniel is the site owner and sole administrator, The idea is to keep this a fun, lighthearted thread that everyone can participate in and enjoy, and never be made to file like an outsider. So put your feet up, raise a pint (we have soft beverages too!), and share some good cheer. Remember to take good care of your servers!