Moving off topic to the back seemed debatable. But it shouldn’t become a defacto lounge where new people wont know it exists unless they go digging through the guts of the site. A brightly colored button at the top may be appropriate.
I have a feeling people will stop tagging their posts as ‘off-topic’ if they are hard to find…
Agreed, and following you lead as these topics on are there mind they will tend to end up in other threads.
The first ‘button’ in the Category drop down menu is Off-Topic. For me that is plenty enough exposure for Off-Topic.