23 Mar 17 3:58 am
This generally results in creating two separate communities, which not only doubles your attentions as a site admin (as you should participate in your site’s two-way communication!), but also creates smaller communities at your site. It’s not suggested.
At best, you could carefully craft the message to encourage one specific type of response on-page, and insist all other “off-topic” discussions be held in the forum. That comes at a maintenance time cost, however, as it must be enforced to be effective.URL removed by moderator