I understand where the confusion is coming from. It truly is a conundrum of sorts, I agree.
My best advice for the future would be to start a thread on the General sub-forum page for just general talking. About anything. Something that will get users to better know one another and to converse in a friendly manner, build friendships and stuff.
However, I see the downsides to this as well, since trolling is so prolific on the internet, let alone this site, I believe a thread like that wouldn’t be as productive as the site would want.
I can hope, though.
Anyways, for now, just do what you feel is right. I won’t hold anything against you either way. You were promoted to Forum Moderator status for a reason, so I believe the upper staff know that you are capable of making the best decisions for the forums.
So, with that out of the way. It’s nice to see you again, Verbose. I’ve chatted with you every now and then so I’m very familiar with your role on this site. It’s nice to see familiar faces that haven’t decided to just up and leave like I did.
Sorry ‘bout that, by the way. I just had too much on my plate at the time. I needed a break. I hope I didn’t upset a lot of users for abandoning them. It’s nothing personal against them, I just needed some breathing room.