check the off topic area and see for yourself: most threads in there are not related to cultural discussions.
Instead, this new forum should stir up discussions about those topics, now you have a new place to go to discuss your favourite shows with your friends and the community
actually, I brought up the idea a while ago in the staff area but it died down (lengthy debates and discussions lead to inaction).
but when I saw your post on my blog topic yesterday I thought hey, screw inaction, lets do it!
so in all honesty, if this forum exists its 99% thanks to you Neschn