The Straight Board Message Board, ideally, exists to promote the elimination of ignorance and the exaltation of Unca Cece. I don’t see how the BBQ Pit contributes to either goal–it’s would be like the Discovery Channel carrying the Jerry Springer show.
It might be tolerable if the petty disputes were contained in the BBQ Pit area, but fairly regularly now we’re getting battling people spilling over into the other forums, and it’s getting tiresome.
The earlier addition of the Great Debates forum was a good idea. The elimination of the BBQ Pit is an idea whose time has come.