This forum is not a good beacon for bitcoin. There is just too many young and adolescent males with ego issues. Unless your one of them you'd probably find the forum abhorrent. When your reading posts about bestiality and incest it shows the forum and bitcoin in a bad light. Yes I can ignore all the trolls but new users to forum and bitcoin are exposed to it all. Maybe the forum should ban (graphic)swear words (especially in thread titles) and ban (graphic) talk about sex. Also maybe imposing an age limit if possible would help.
And the Bitcoin reddit has links to NWS sub-reddits like Girls Gone Bitcoin.
None of these forums are "official". The closest thing there is to an official forum is the Bitcoin Stack Exchange. The rest are just groups of people whose sole thing in common is interest in some aspect of Bitcoin.
I'm a great believer in "make it and they will come". If people really want a heavily moderated Bitcoin forum whose purpose is to showcase Bitcoin in a "civilised" fashion, they will flock to it if someone creates it. So far, it seems to be the forums with the least moderation which attract users.
And forums are more akin to private clubs than they are to public streets. You join knowing the rules and the moderation policies and are perfectly free to join a different club if you don't like the rules.