Well, I really do like the community here. It keeps me coming back. But that’s not to say that it’s perfect. There’s been some talk lately about the JFF and how to handle the large volume of…random threads, and about how to treat derails. Coming up with a system that appeases everyone isn’t easy, but I think that our Forum Mods are doing a good job handling it. I haven’t spent a whole lot of time thinking about it myself since it’s not really my concern, not being (or frankly wanting to be) a Forum Mod. But I think it’s good that some amongst the community are looking at it critically and assessing it with the intent to improve it. It just shows how robust the community is.
I also like a lot of our forum games, especially mafia (well maybe not so much this round, but still). They’re a lot of fun and you can really get to know some of the users. Some of the premises seem a little thin, such as Hurt/Heal, but they’re fun nonetheless.
The “X General” threads (Pony, WoT, Homestuck, etc), especially the Pony Generals, are almost self-contained microcosms of the site with their own subsets of users and with their own in-jokes and drama. I think it would be great for some of the users who confine themselves to those threads to extend themselves to other parts of the forums, because there are some really great people hidden away in there. I think this is especially problematic with the Pony Generals; to outsiders, they’re a daunting, fast-paced environment that’s almost impossible to break into, and to insiders, they’re such a secure place where they can express themselves via ponies. So one thing that I guess I’d like to see in the future is more mixing between the Pony General posters and the rest of the forums.
Long story short: Things are great, the Forum Mods are doing a good job, and I’d like to see some of the Pony General users post outside Pony General for a change, because the site has so much more to offer.
Now, about boxers vs briefs: either. Both have their uses, and I may choose one over the other depending on mood or application (bike riding requires briefs, for instance).