The Lounge used to be absolutely crazy with activity as early as a few years ago. Maybe I just don't come in as much, but it doesn't seem that it's as active.
There were several dark moments and terrible users/threads. The massive crash.
There was also the reaction to Pickles that lead to the largest schism between users I've ever seen (perhaps rivaled by the split of opinion on Cam pre-draft).
The TB has a history as well. Rebel Yell (lol).
Also where you store the butter.