I can agree somewhat to that. When I first came here the open forum was at the bottom. I didn't necessarily go there first but I ended up there shortly thereafter because it did say talk about anything and everyone welcomed me there.
I don't agree that there is some kind of clique going on in there at all!
Those people are happy with what they are doing, just don't read it. I finally came to that conclusion when I was reading all of the threads and felt that some of it was a waste but I am not taking that away from them and I don't think Admin would either since the point of these forums is to increase traffic not discourage any type of it unless it is offensive.