Hi, I guess this is not going to make me popular amongst long term forum posters who are essentially doing a good job responding to travellers questions. I use Tripadvisor not only for the fact that it is the 'bible' in Vietnam (where I live) but mainly because it is not a bun fight in the forums like alternative sites where I am terrified to ask a question because a group of frequent posters will jump on your ignorance of a country you have never visited and then tear you to pieces. With T.A I have never noticed this to be the case, but recently (maybe with the fall down of another site) I have noticed it happening more often. Whilst silly banter among frequent posters on their personal lives is lovely for them, it should not be in someone else's thread when they are asking a genuine travel question.
Maybe I'm being pedantic, but could you not give them a place to do that seperately and in your drop down of objections have something more suited to banal off topic gossip?