I hated the lounges. I joined a year ahead of the people with whom I became closest on the board so I couldn't hang out with them in the same lounge. We could only interact in Misc., which pissed off too many dickheads.
I couldn't agree more, Bonzie. That was precisely the reason why, way back, yours truely and 9 others founded the Eternal Fleet Captains' Lounge. We didn't want to get seperated by our different spam... errr.. posting
It was a lot of fun as long as it was only us, but then friends jouined (still fun) and the friends' friends (first tenstions) and their friends (full flame war). It seems that boards work only for small groups or huge groups but not for middle-sized ones.