JB, thing is that sometimes it's hard to place a subject that actually is bike-related. I'm thinking about the thread regarding Sheldon Brown's birthday a week or so ago.
That's neither ->97, road or 98+, but it would fit the "general" description.
Then there's threads about discomforts when riding (painful wrists, ankles etc), about food, drinks or nutrition in general, on vegetarianism and its effect on biking, ... or even Emma Way.
They all belong on this forum, but you just can't stick them in the regular sections.
As for the true "off topic" stuff, that's a tough call. It has produced some interesting threads, but most of it is rubbish indeed.
IMO if you are in the market for a new cellphone, you need to go to a cellphone-related forum. Those people actually compare them, so you'll get much better info.
If you want to discuss politics, a political forum might be the best place for that.
If you want to post pictures of cats ... well ... I'll make an exception for that.
There's plenty of interesting things to post in G&OT, but some people seem to think that we should only discuss the pope, global warming or their neighborhood/pets/children/thoughts there instead. Neither of those belong here.
Andy R wrote:
when I make a comment it's attributable to me, Andy R, not "Gamo to kefali mou" or anything else that I could use....
You are SO lucky I can't edit user titles. That "Retro Guru" of yours would be "aka. Gamo to Kefali Mou" now.