I really don't like that term but it seemed relevant to the question and it seems to be accepted speak these days.
Anyway, back when I first started using TA for travel information, I found it useful, as I do today, but "back in the day", it wasn't unacceptable to "chat" in any forum until TA realized it was inevitable and created the "off-topic chat" forum. Obviously this rule has been relaxed for the Vegas forum and so I ask....
As a user of TA, do you find the off-topic chat in this forum usefull or a distraction? I also wonder if you think the moderation of off-topic chat is fair? In other words, is someone's opinion off-topic in any thread as many removed posts are labeled?
Just a thought.