I agree, I find you are never able to fit in when you get forums like that. It's like they are all close knit friends and anyone else who makes an effort to join in ends up feeling like they are out of place.I agree. Cannot stand forums where is full of closed-minded pricks.
What they offer in terms of forum categories, the activeness of the forum, and the type of content as well as the theme.
If it's active. I then see how friendly the admin is when speaking to his/her members.
^ ^ ^Friendly people and an active forum. It doesn't have to be a big place or have tons of topics, but I like to know people actually post there.
Yeah dark themes don't sit with me either. I will one day open a forum and it will be not harsh on the eyes and certainly not dark or like something from outer space. Maybe I can learn a lot from this place and the people here first.The other thing is that the forum has to offer a light theme too. I cannot stay for more than 15 minutes on a dark theme. For some reason, it strains my eyes even though I have perfect vision.