I disagree that this is a problem. The in-joke stuff was going on when I first started posting, and it never bothered me. It's just a part of any place where people interact with one another for a long period of time. Hang around for a bit, and you'll end up a part of it as well. I think it's a sign of a healthy community. Inside jokes/Inner Serkle stuff is funny, and should be encouraged b/c there's something about this site that really encourages some of us to be more than just "e-friends." That shouldn't be stifled. But when 8 out of 10 threads (even outside of DT) have no content at all and are full of layer upon layer of inside jokes that are impossible to navigate unless you've been here for months, then that's a problem. We need a way to get n00bs to feel like this is the kind of site where you can come in and be accepted and, to use our favorite analogy, grab a seat at the bar and toss a few back with new friends. It shouldn't just be all of the SF old-timers all in a big circle around the bar, blocking anyone else from even getting a beer.