General Discussion Section, as defined, is (quote)… “This is the place for all off-topic discussions. Discuss anything from mobiles to laptops to shaving creams to your favourite books to apparels... Discuss anything you want to discuss, except cars”.
So it covers everything.
But, there’s a difference between ‘general discussion’ & ‘personal discussion’ and between ‘discussion’ & ‘chat’. Renaming ‘General Discussion’ to ‘Personal Discussion’ is unwarranted for obvious reasons.
However, there is no harm in having remarks/comments/references off the topic (personal/general) - not only in General Discussions but in all sections/threads/ discussions – provided it's like a pinch of salt (& in good humour).
Only those who have not gone through the rules of the forums, or have not followed them, have ‘suffered’.
@Kartik, no personal offense taken or meant.
That's the bottomline - all changes are otherwise welcomed.
@Banwari, I've high regards for CarWale – you in particular. I’m not being critical but the following is out of my concern & love for CarWale…
I’m here for over a year (less 3-4 months in between). During my stay, one thing that I have noticed since beginning is that there have been such discussions & suggestions in the past too (directly or indirectly) but somehow only a few have come through.
I sincerely understand your constraints of being overloaded with various other responsibilities – but then, as you would appreciate, good & valuable suggestions mean nothing unless implemented.
We know each other quite well… I trust you will not take it otherwise.