Hi Marcus. Basically we wanted a forum where people were free to express their opinion and interest in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Different members focus on various areas of interest developing an in-depth perspective of the topic in their individual threads. The topics are wide and varied. I like to focus on science, earth changes, economics, secret government, ET, art, gardening... each person has their own interests and share from their heart what is true for him or her. A number of the members have been together on the same forums for a number of years exploring different topics. I guess what is most important to most of us is reality, the truth and seeking answers. No one is here to tell anyone else what to do. This forum belongs to the members therefore the members control, guide and contribute to it. What is somewhat unique here is that the members are self-governed. We only have one or two rules. The most important one being mutual respect when communicating with one another.
I will add this. Freedom of speech is very important to us across the board. Many of us have been banned from other sites for having different opinions then the person(s) who own or control forums. Basically we have no moderators as the members moderate themselves but there two of us are administrators who are here to serve the technical needs of the members. We have over 600 members and as one of the administrators I do next to nothing due to the consideration and quality of those who participate.
There are hours and hours worth of reading material here as we've been gather data for a few years now and many of us have libraries filled with interesting things we have learned along the way on this life's journey. I hope you enjoy your time here in Mists and feel free to contribute that which you find of interest.