As we know our off topic is dead and lame. Off topic is what really holds any board together, we just dont talk about PC's their we talk about life. This makes a community bond, members stay longer ect.
A good example of a suscessful OTF is http://djforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12
It has doubble the posts compared to any of the main forums. This is a VERY tightly woven community too that is very active.
Even a thread with the title of So and the post containing I am bored gets turned into something useful.
I think we all need to start posting in the OTF more and take out the rules. Baisc rules like no pr0n and no spam are good, but not every post should be useful, educational ect.