You would lose a place to put conversations that some people don't want to see. Otherwise I guess you start having to delete a lot more, and perhaps you must change the terms of service, and possibly be roped into doing a lot more moderating and banning because of that.
Not saying that's a plus or a minus, but to me, that's why that forum is there. I just don't look at it, myself.
I agree with this. ^
Legit chats sometimes devolve into P&HT debates anyway, and that forum is a good place to dump them so that the principals involved can continue their spat...if they want.
If Epicski truly is a community of sorts, then there should probably be a place where more sensitive topics can be discussed, as is the case with just about any other community of any sort.
If others don't like it, they can ignore it!
I can count on 1 hand the number of times I've waded in there, and given that infrequency, I almost never even think about it being there.
Why care it's there, if you don't wander in?