< Edit: general comments, not specifically aimed at Bogi! >
I missed what went on over on the dark side recently, but I doubt that there is any great conspiracy. I know that Jon Fuller was getting a bit fed up with fairies and leprechauns -- apparently there is a limit to just how far off topic you can go
There are lots of other forums out there, some dedicated to specific subjects like RIBnet and (sort of!) BoatMad, others are more general in their approach and may be more suitable for general chat. Have a look at http://www.bowlandcentral.com/forum/
for an example -- it might be a good addition to your forum habit.
Don't know what we'll do for a comic though now that all the fun has gone from BoatMad . . .