You know technically most of what is discussed on forums is offsite. Interesting logic they have about what threads get locked and what can or cannot be discussed.
Sometimes stuff about the forum itself has to be discussed offsite.
Remember when transparency was a major goal of Resetera when it started? Let's count the things that haven't been transparent and require offsite "sleuthing" to talk about.
.The makeup of the LLC that was supposed to "give back to the community" (Cerium's name, Isamu Fukui, isn't even public knowledge on the site)
.Cerium's homophobic past
.B-dubs transphobic posts on Gaf (a thread was made, but no examples were given)
.The alleged acephobic mod that Ketkat uncovered (this was never resolved btw)
And that's just the commonly known stuff.
Then you got the stuff that's technically publicly available on the site, but tucked away in random threads. Stuff such as:
.Ketkat's permaban despite the site previously throwing a fit when she was permabanned for "dog-whistling" and exposing the bigotry of secret Era staff discords.
.Frank O Connor, the franchise director for Halo (AKA Stinkles) getting permabanned for racism
.The absolute failure of the Asian-Era summit
.Several marginalized groups leaving the site due to staff not taking their concerns seriously.
.Nepenthe being a complete psycho and antisemite.
Maybe if any of these things could be talked about without people getting banned, they wouldn't have to use "shady" places to find out basic information.