Just to keep people updated - it's my intention to removing a lot of the games thread soon from the general lounge area. http://www.Freecafe.co.uk has been created as a place for general games and chat, and it's about to undergo something of a make-over to make it look more attractive. The board staff there are chronicles members - Princess Ivy, Leta, Alexa, and myself, are all running the boards there, so it shouldn't be too strange an environment. Please do note that once Freecafe has a new template with more attractive colours and a smoother layout, you can expect that I will start to close down a lot of activity in the general lounge area. Prime concerns include that this is supposed to be a SFF forum - but the general area alone covers 1/2 of the site content. So the chronicles network is in real danger of becoming a chat site with a SFF slant, when it should be a SFF forum which allows wider discussion. Of particular concern as well is that the game threads and general chat areas are becoming a ground for personal attacks and other improper activities, and I have no interest in seeing that sort of approach incubating and growing on the site. Additionally, the general chat behaviour of those threads has been spilling out across the boards, preventing SFF discussion topics from remaining SFF discussion topics. Also, the general lounge should be a place for general threads and discussions - but the fact that it's dominated by games threads is in real danger of not simply killing general conversation topics, but can also look very cliquey for newer members. The chronicles network has developed a great sense of community and I wish to uphold that as much as possible, but I think it's becoming clear that we need to retain some sense of direction in terms of this being a SFF forum as part of a wider SFF site, and this is how it needs to develop. Hopefully, the notion of moving general fun and games and chat to the Freecafe isn't going to be too much of a surprise to most people, especially since the launch of that site. However, I am very open to concerns, questions, and queries, that people may have regarding changes to this site. Please do feel free to raise them, either in public, or in private, whichever you are most comfortable with. Oh - on other news - I expect the new chronicles design to go live tomorrow.