O&A arose from the ashes of the old Profane Existence messageboard. It's a forum for the international punk community, particularly those with a taste for d-beat / crust / doom. It's a friendly place with plenty of good info (gig guides, new releases, political actions etc.) and a bit of lighthearted banter. You're also likely to bump into people who are heavily involved with @-punk culture - band members, artists, label owners and the like.