Part of the exchange between Staff and Members is the Members' willingness to work a bit. If we thought that a CCW forum would be well trafficked or provide clear distinction from other Forums here, we'd add it.
As to a General Kibitzing Forum, TFL is not set up as a ClubHowz. This is by design. It's a firearms resource site. We encourage friendship and camaraderie, but we leave it to the members to pursue such relationships by email or PM.
No-Holds Barred forums have come and gone.....usually right down the sewer. Staff has no desire to be associated with such. Most of us use our real names and care what we attach those names to.