It seems there are cliques that are very evident on any discussion forum there is. vBulletin, IPB, XenForo, insert your favorite site here. They all have them. Do you run into this? And is this good for any discussion forum? It seems it would quickly drive traffic away, well participation anyway. If the clique becomes overpowering, the community would suffer from "the same point of view" syndrome and there would be nothing to discuss. Just curious if anyone else has encountered this phenomenon and what is the corrective action to reverse the disease.