Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam
The more apt analogy would be "Why have a separate, isolated bathroom in your home?"
The obvious answer is "So people don't crap in all the other rooms"
I'll try to make it clearer:
What I wanted to say is that this toilet, which you cannot flush, isn't really "isolated". In which way ever, it is part of the forum and that is why I keep it as an image killer, hidden or not.
So the real analogy would be this is a room where everyboy can go s**t on the floor.I would not like to have such a room in my flat.

I admit one can have another POV here too, no question. Especially seen from the standpoint of the moderator, who would have a much harder and more time eating job without the soapbox. And so it is not a perfect but an economical solution anyway.