We wanted to give people a reason to come back more than once a day to see if we had updated the Front Page. The forums make the site dynamic. Also, lots of people were asking for them, and at the junction of “ask and you shall receive” and “if you erect it, they will come” were the Forums.
If you liked or loathed an article, come here to give us feedback. If you saw a weird news story, come here to post it. If you pooped on a world leader and took pictures, post your story. That’s what these are for.