I have to say that I do a but of both selective reading and rummaging when it comes the the forum. I go through my subs first and when there's no new content i rummage through the various tentacles of the forum. To me, threads like this that have random banter, even anime, helps me relate or distance myself to other members outside of swd. It's like "this poster likes show x or anime x and wears x as well, that's fucking cool"
Yeah, ditto. I sorta have limit of 25 contiguous off/other-topic posts, though. After that, they get their own thread, since there is obviously enough interest in the topic for a new thread. The only thing that was different in this case is that I actually took it to the appropriate sub-forum, which is what we've been doing for 10 years now, anyway (it's how SWD got formed in the first place.)