B/c the threads in the off-topic forum spill over into the other forums on the site. WB used to be (almost) all on-topic, then lots of off-topic, then there was the off-topic forum that helped for a little while, then they had to create the "straight forward" forum b/c there was so much off-topic stuff in the regular forums, and the subscription-only humor and politics forums, even though the politics stuff (or at least the anger in them) ends up in the regular forums. That's one reason some folks quit reading there.
We DO have a non-hammock gear forum, though.
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