Oh, no, Les. The distinction between common and rare is a Serious Matter. It calls into debate Important Things like
1. Which profession's/avocation's jargon ought to be known by every literate English-speaking person in the world.
2. Patriotism: by gum, if that word is well-known to people in [my country], then who are people in [that other country] to say they've never heard of it? Don't they know that [my country] is the place where the best English originated/is spoken/written/known?
3. If I know the word, YOU must be abysmally ignorant, and should study the word lists to bring yourself up to MY level. I tell you this for your own good, not because I wish to feel superior to you.
4. Chihuahua players are slackers if they don't know/remember that that very word was debated 17 months ago. Why didn't you read all of those posts before you listed your complaint?
Though truthfully, I like those posts, because I really enjoy learning new words, and even more learning how the language is diverging in different areas of the country/world. I actually spend more time on the forum than playing the game, because I know that once I start playing, I'm hooked, and probably won't get done what needs to be done.
As far as more interesting posts...there were a lot more topics in other threads a few years ago. But I think some of the major contributors (e.g. the Hags) found that life and its demands interfered with posting so frequently.