my suggestions for how forums should be improved (although unfortunately i don't know if all of these are options to the staff of individual wikis, i apologize if they aren't, that is unfortunate)

1. make titles optional, with the default title of, like, "Talkpage: Blue Lace Agate" or something along those lines

2. remove the annoying categories unless for something important like votes or wiki management

3. have notifications set to off, stop auto-following threads when commented on ​

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