Originally Posted by Frisco
place a special sub area for them in the Lounge, perhaps with a link in each device forum for "(device name) lounge chatter/chit-chat/off-topic talk". <----- doing that last thing would have Staff moving threads more, of course, or portions of threads.. or more warnings or reminders etc about where to chit-chat.. etc.
Sorry did you mean "have" or "save"? because I think having a link would surely save staff from having to move as many threads.
I like this idea, because it would help new members of a forum to find the off-topic thread, which could also be found in the watering hole sub-forum of the Lounge. This will also go some way towards helping the members venture out of their device-specific forum and discover the larger scope of the site.