This is much more of an advice bureau than a lot of other forums with more of an international following.
People on here generally ask questions that they need answers to and usually get straightforward advice or at least a pointer in the right direction.
It is not, as you have so obviously gathered a social forum (or should that be anti-social?)!
Just now and again there might be a discussion point raised and people let off steam a little but we tend not to support the backbiting, whining that is so typical of such a lot of other purely Brit expat forums…!
Problem is of course that once someone has the answer they need they tend to disappear never to be seen again!
The site was being heavily spammed by Chinese, Indian and Pakistani commercial sites recently and this unfortunately drove away some of the regular contributors.