I hate to perpetually sound wishy-washy, but... The off topic threads have always gone through good times and bad times. The good times have been really great, IMO, but with ten or twenty times as many members, it seems that someone is always going to get touchy about something or do something inappropriate. Either way, this is seven string dot org. Under that premise, the discussion is obviously meant to be about seven string guitars and related topics. It's just that there are a lot of cool people on the site, so there is bound to be some discourse about personal life.