Apologies, Evos post was an inspiration.Apparently not. See below.
I'll defer to the opinion of those members who have been here years. My understanding is this has been discussed over the years and my point is a specific forum may concentrate the crackpottery, and the crackpots see all the other wonderful forums and start to infect them.Why "more so the dual forum suggestion]"
Again, I'll defer to experience, but as I see it, the quality posters will stop posting if you let more "questions that popped into my head" type threads in, and then the quality is down. You can get this elsewhere. You seem to like PF like me, why try to take away the things that make it so special?But what if everyone thought that way, and stopped posting there?
Then what is your issue?That is, assuming that the existence of a PF philosophy forum is important, in some sense. Which, for me, it isn't, in any sense
Trust. And experience.How would you know that what you're not reading is rubbish? And why, if you did know, would that make you feel safe
Our entertainment or wants and needs are irrelevant. If you like it sign up, if you don't, you don't have to. I see where you are coming from now. I believe your OP should have been "Why Philosophy Forum?" rather than disputing how it is run. And I believe the answer is connected to advertising revenues (I may be wrong) as far as non-physics forums go. I don't know what PF's primary goal is, or if it has one, may have missed that.I like PF, but I don't think it matters, wrt PF's primary goal, or for my entertainment, whether PF has a philosophy forum or not.