There was a time many, many years ago when this forum was used as a communication vehicle for transferring valuable info, related to kayaking, between paddlers around the state of colorado. It was a great way to get and give info about river conditions, river flows, successful lines, unsuccesful lines, new runs, hazards, lost gear, found gear, gear for sale, future trips looking for bodies, etc, etc. But then alas the children who grew up with the internet in their lives at an early age become old enough to get into the sport, now to these kids a forum like this serves an altogether different purpose, for them it's their main social channel.
Perhaps it would be good to have a division of this site. One site which could be used to actually exchange info of the types mentioned above, and one for the adolescents to childishly play with as they experiment with different communication styles in their baby steps towards adulthood.
My guess is that somewhere around the age of 35 they may be mature enough to transfer to the more useful site.