Bob Andersson wrote:
"Cameralabs is first and foremost a photography website, so please bear that in mind when posting in this forum. It may be an off-topic area, but should still be in some way related to photography."
Do you think we should rename the Off-topic section?
Yes. I think we do. If a post in a sub-forum called 'Off-Topic' has to be related to photography, it's not really what I'd consider to be 'Off-Topic'. It's more of a General (Photography) Discussion forum and should be named assuch. It's current name and description are misleading:
"Fancy chatting about something not listed in the other forums? This is the place!"
Personally I think we should either change the name, and description of the Off Topic section to something that better fits it's purpose for discussing General Photography and adding a new 'Off-Topic' subforum that actually is 'Off-Topic' (as in, not photography-related).
Change that one line in the sticky post in the Off Topic subforum to actually imply that any and all non-photography discussions are fair game (with respect to other current forum policies).
I think Camera Labs is a great place to discuss photography and somesuch, but should we really tell people to "go to another forum" just because it's not photography related? Every big forum that I have been a part of has always had a place where members could post off-topic discussions not pertaining to the forum's origins/intentions.