But you see - this is no longer a forum dedicated to just philosophy. The premise is changed.
All you have to do is click on the Philosophy forum and you're in a dedicated thread. Do you think we all like to see a bazillion philosophy, politics, latin translation, grammar, relationship, or crossword posts? No... just thumbs down on the ones you don't want to see and viola - they're off your computer.
Not saying you don't have the right to complain, you do, but you're here now and until you find another site (or this one improves for you), this is what you get so why not try to make the best of it?
I believe they're intending to work on blocking threads you don't want to see, so in time, you may not even have to thumb a topic down. They have a list of "To Do" items and I think that's on it.
You could mention to Robert what you'd like to see and find out if it's a) possible, b) in the works, or c) on his slate of things to do.
Anyway, welcome all of you - try to take the philosophical approach, eh?