The Outskirts Battledome? My, isn't that a nostalgic word for me. I remember reading that shit all the time, back in 2004, before finally joining NF in the middle of 2005. It was kind of fun reading it and eventually doing occasional replies, but goddamn did that place have a lot of opinion myopia, in-jokes, trends (oh god, was I tired of Mc Guyver
and Chuck Norris joke threads at some point) and eventually some ridiculously extreme serious business. Because god help you if you didn't live up to the stringent debate techniques of determining who would win in a fight between fictional characters with vaguely defined powers. Well, to be fair a lot of really stupid people had a lot of really stupid opinions in a lot of really stupid threads, but I think it kind of went overboard at some later point with trying to make this kind of bar debate into a scientific endeavor.
I kind of grew out of that around 2007 or something like that though, not to imply that it's childish, just that for me personally it wasn't something that held my attention anymore.