Someone recently mentioned Kirk1Adm somewhere. This made me think about the old plans for the arena. Such an arena would be a place for announced, focused debates for and against a specific explicit motion, with two posters going up against each other, rated for the actual value and persuasive power of their arguments. I might be wrong, but in retrospect it seems to me that because Kirk never showed up for the fight, we sort of lost the whole larger idea of having an arena in the first place. If so, I think that might be shame. Perhaps it would be worth giving the concept another try, in the spirit of improving Wordforge? I'm not sure it would bring back or attract new posters, but I have some hopes it could raise the general level of debate for those of us who are here. I am almost certain it would raise the level of debate as compared with the shitfest we're in for Monday night.