Currently there is a board called General Chat which leads to Off Topic and nothing else.
I propose that there be some other General Chat zones that cover subjects of which there are a lot of threads currently in the Off Topic category.
We have lots of Game threads, sports threads, Politics and Religion threads, Cultural threads (music, film, television, cuisine etc), along with loads of threads about dates on the calender (we have lots of Christmas threads for example which could do with a merge).
If all these were subject to the same practically non-existent moderation as the current Off-Topic board it shouldn't be too much of a hassle to set up but it might put a bit of energy back into the non-Star Wars side of discussion topics.
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