At the risk of becoming even *more* unpopular, I'd like to add to my reply.
I hear people when they say that they don't want the arguments that happen between other surgery types and bandsters. I get that people don't want that conflict.
But. And this is a big BUT... If people were to let go of this "My surgery is best, yours sucks because of X, Y and Z" it might cause less fights. I don't just see other surgery types doing it, I see a lot of bandsters doing it too. Mostly newbies, who are still full of excitement over their surgery, but you do get the odd bandster who is a few years out who does it. We might be able to coexist with other surgery types quite happily if that was to stop.
As to the fact that they are pretty empty, uh, they are fairly new sub forums, so they won't be exactly brimming with posts yet. That will take time. And if we at LBT are open minded about other surgery types, we might just get along better than anyone expected.
I am pretty sure there is a way for people to ignore forums still, for those who really object to the new forums.