Drake, think for a moment:
If the GOT didn't exist, all the stupidity and random osik that goes on in that venerable thread would be happening in the rest of the boards. Do you want that? Or would you rather that we got it out in a relatively harmless thread that you don't even need to look at if you don't want to?
And, you are correct, posts in the OT&C board do not apply toward your total post count.