Expanding on Benjamin's thread. Which I initially agree with but disagree where the focus should be. I think that we should try to get old members and new members back here, and that includes things that have nothing to do with Linkin Park as old members have outgrown them and new threads that deal with the band in more creative ways. -------------- Here's a fair warning. I am about to go on a quite long tangent/rant here. One that I've been adamant about for a long time. For a simple example of what I talk about below, view the image at the end of my post. Here goes: I sincerely believe that if there were science/technology and Health sub-forums in Serious Chat then The Linkin Park Association would gain a lot more activity. I've seen this evidenced by too many sites to just ignore it and agree with the current LPA view point on this matter. And quite frankly, I believe you're handling it wrong, no offense. One example is the Official Health - Exercise thread, I reiterate this time and time again but you can't just add one thread for health topics, as some things will overshadow others. It needs to be broken down, so that people can feel that they have room to post about what they are currently interested in or what questions they have about things. A health sub-forum could include threads such as Favorite types of Foods, Recipes, Ways to relieve stress, Sexuality, Disease awareness and so many other potentially informative posts. To clarify, when I say sexuality I'm not asking for an R18 or a pornography thread, I'm talking about an educational/curiosity/informative thread, one that can bring solace to those who are currently going through life altering situations such as pregnancies, and questioning of what sexual role they feel they relate to, these are important topics because in my honest and humble opinion sexuality in America is too fucked up. It's where people can condone graphic images of decapitation, violence racism, discrimination and all sorts of other awful things, only to turn around and then shun anything that has any slightly dressy sexuality associated with it. Why do you think this is? It's because people are misinformed, they thrust aside the very natures that we are all born with and thus they will easily object to anything that seems different. People need to learn about different sexualities such as Straight, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans(sexual/gender)s and Pansexuals/Pomosexuals and they need a place to ask questions and not be looked down upon, they need to learn about safety measures and how their own bodies work, only then will we ever have a chance to completely rid of the these stigmas and oppressions that are so common, not only in America but other countries as well. And then, I also don't see the need for a thread that could easily be a sub-forum in Linkin Park chat, and that is Keaton's very amazing game LPA-Man and the Mising phoenix. Yes, an honored and well loved LPA member made the game, but take a look in Linkin Park chat and you will see that others have made game threads as well, does a graphical interface warrant a whole new forum? I don't think that it should, sure it should be stickied and posted as News (as it was and did warrant) but giving it its own special forum (one that is hardly ever used btw) just clutters up the layout and takes away from the essential things that you could add in its place. And if you think that I am being too political, I can argue that since Linkin Park have begun descending more and more into a political band (I have evidence of this, Their talks with the UN, and other government activities, their stance on making more political music, etc) that the LPA as a fan site should also harbor to LP's interest which recently includes politics. -------- Thoughts?