“A general for Soldiers and above. Posts here can stray from normal Sploder rules to include foul language, more violence, and so on. This is because Soldiers are usually older members that are more used to and prepared to handle more mature content.”
What Happens in the Barracks?
In the Barracks, members are free to bypass and post slightly more explicit material that would not be considered appropriate for all of the privates. However, pornography is not allowed there. The Barracks is considered to be a lounge-type category where soldiers are free to goof off and relax. Geoff set up this category himself, contrary to the (un)popular private belief that it goes against his rules.
What Purpose does it Serve?
The Barracks is a version of General with fewer rules. It is a place for the soldiers on the forums to talk in a place with more relaxed rules, without privates bothering them.