OMG! What is this person talking about? Me?
When forum members let their humanity hang out, this all-too-human trait of wondering "what people are saying about me behind my back" becomes a distraction.
Is there a way to prevent this and get the focus back on the forum's threads? What do you do, if anything, to prevent your forum from becoming a "whisper center" or a perceived "whisper center," a collection of cliques?