After a little more thought on the subject, and wanting to have the forum as open as possible, this is how it will work in the future.
Off topic threads are acceptable. I like to start them too once in a while. However there is a difference in off topic threads which are fun breaks from microstock, and off topic threads which are looking for an argument.
Off topic 'fun' threads should be put in General > Off topic
any thread that is controversial in nature will be put in Rant > Off topic
For those of you who do not care to waste your time with off topic controversy - which is probably most of you, please ignore that area of the forum. You can set your ignore preferances herehttp://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?action=profile;sa=ignoreBoards
and you will never see those posts again.
Anything stock or photography related will not be put there so you can be sure you won't be missing anything.
HOWEVER, that said, the regular forum rules will apply. That is to say, no insulting others, black humor or vulgar comments, and general social politeness is expected.