The S2 all things root clan, like a lot of others it seems, would like their watering hole on their own page.
Most of us don't use the forum as a chat room to make up for our otherwise dull lives. we use them to share info. but inevtibly you get to know the characters on the boards you use and occasionally want to make the odd comment/chat that is very much unrelated to the phone but IS relevant to the individuals using that thread. but no-one else is really interested in that, are they.
we are also more than aware that these comments clog up the threads and make it hard for new visitors and us all to follow what's going on. it's far from ideal. we try to keep it to a minimum, but it's always going to happen.
the fact that since being moved our "watering hole" is never visited by anyone other than mods and guides speaks volumes for the effect that placing these threads in the lounge has.