March 29, 2005 -- Pigs flew and heck froze over today as Jupitermedia execs authorized and Hardware Central launched a trial period for its first Off Topic forum since the flaming ruin of mid-2001.

As the "Hello folks" thread and front-page notice say, no fewer than five mods and admins are on vigilant duty to ensure that personal attacks and off-color or offensive material will not be tolerated ... also, the IMG tag is disabled in this forum, for both safety's and bandwidth's sake (images will appear as links, not images). Finally, by general agreement, posts here do not count toward your HWC post total -- this is still the Internet's best board for tech topics and expert advice, so what happens in the Lounge stays in the Lounge.

Otherwise, grab a copy of the AUP and have (good clean) fun!