it doesn't take a genious to figure this out. in book clubs, people read chapters of books in their own time, then gather together and duscuss the events that happened in a certain chapter. it's also common to see arguments, and debates in book club meetings. its the same thing in forums which talk about manga, comics, anime, cartoons, movies, books, and other stories. the onyl difference is that not everyone has to be present to give their say, and well, we've all seen that arguements can get pretty retarded. that and a few innovations like, mods, multiple topics, and ID security.