The forum isn't "for" anything in particular. CFb was created for several reasons and you can see those reasons (or differences from some other online communities) are loosely explained on the forum Mission, though I feel that I haven't been complete enough in explaining my view of how this forum should work and part of that is involved in the fact that it is currently an experimental forum both technically and in it's overall philosophy and goals; which are above my own and includes what was set forth in the original Mission statement. It is also intended to be used as a social and sharing platform that focuses on user customization and unique features from other websites.
I will explain and respond to the reasons this forum exists in another thread; and also respond to your mafia inquiries right here.
MZ & Charlou, on the subject of mafia and "taking away" from MR; there are no reasons whatsoever that I have tried to do anything of that type. I have always played mafia on different forums including FF, TR, Ratz, Theorama, and MR; and I have an account on several other sites that offer mafia and occasionally have advertised or recommended the aforementioned sites and their games. The creation of a mafia forum here was to create an alternative mafia community that had slightly different rules protecting people from things like verbal abuse. It is also an experimental grounds that is designed to be community based and controlled; and some of these site feature mechanics simply do not and probably will not exist on a forum like MR because 1) it has evolved to a point of fruition that makes a lot of suggested changes there become overly derailed from (which is cool and all, but not exactly constructive all the time); and 2) it is simply different because it is an HTML based forum and this is a BBcode forum. I have not moderated anything that has been posted by others and do not plan on taking any administrative action towards things that are not considered damaging to the community. I would like to have more people working with me as forum moderators and global mods but since we are still a small community as a whole, it hasn't been necessary to have an active moderation crew, though there are things I will need help with over time; including running my ideas past someone else in regards to why CFb exists and why it could serve as being valuable to both members of this forum and to it's related communities, including MR which I have been a part of for years. Though I did make a recent joke that this is actually all a communist plot to overthrow the established internet, nah. Sorry for if the joke was off-point.
To say CFb exists solely for some reason to detract from MR or give someone a place to avoid mafia there, is just not so. I played the last game at MR and have been playing every game there since I came back to that forum. I /outed from the current game for two reasons; 1) I wanted to focus on hosting a game here and also have work and classes to be concerned with, so playing a large game was impracticable/ one player outing from the game wasn't a big deal, and 2) I did not like the tone of the sign-up thread for the current game there because of a few posts I thought were intentionally insinuative and insensitive in nature posted by another player, and I just don't have time to explain my distaste for those posts without feeling like I am trying to subject others to my own philosophies. Rather than do that, I decided to just take a break from mafia at MR for one game. I have every intention to remain a member at MR and it's mafia community and help out when I am needed. Given that this place is so new, it needs to find it's own direction and is certainly not meant to be either similar to MR nor is it supposed to be an anti-thesis to it. It just has different operating features and a different stance on what constitutes as posting guidelines. This forum is drawn up out of influences from a number of different websites and so far I think everything here has been fairly positive in nature.
MZ & charlou, I have always had the utmost respect for you both and everyone else that has decided to sign up here and consider that a very lucky way for this place to begin. MZ I hope you can find some mutual understanding with me on this topic because I am glad that you are a member here and I hope you stick around and share your views.
PS I would totally play here or MR more but I just don't have the time most of the time. I barely got in that last game because a deal fell through that left a hole in the schedule which unfortunately is filled back up. If I had time I would write a disquisition about this idea about how your work should be your all consuming passion. I bet most of us FAIL! at finding that dream job that inspires us so much we could just plotz ourselves all the time. See, the angle is you must be doing it wrong and something is wrong with you if you don't love your job and want to be doing it 24/7? It's just another one of the propaganda themes we were talking about over there.