Oh come on, don’t ask, did you really think people were going to follow the tired old trend of coming in and displaying exactly the behavior mentioned in the OP? That they’ll be so strident in their attempt to steer the debate away from the topic at hand to their own personal issues that the original discussion never even gets underway? :rolleyes:
Turning the thread into, most likely, the same debate that’s been held, most likely, countless times all over the internet, with the same lack of conclusion? Would they stoop so low as to denigrate anyone who expresses any attempt to explain to them why they should take their complaints with the topic into a new thread if they really want to air them? Slinging personal insults at them until their rudeness and annoying behavior finally goads someone else into engaging them at the same base level, and the rational talk is finished!!!
Everyone else rolls their eyes, or watches the fireworks go down, occasionally sniping at so-and-so for starting it, or at the other guy for taking the bait.
But now I see the usual suspects :rolleyes: have indeed done that …
I say you’re the threadshitter here, since you poisoned the well against any reasonable response, to turn this thread into yet another slime-filled stream of acrimony, skirting closer and closer to the edge before finally tumbling headlong into the Pit! Then the next someone else wants to discuss threadshitting, they may relent for fear of releasing the same sort of self-indulgent meta-posting that derailed the last one — until the mods have to step in, and someone gets BANNED for trollish behavior. Then the topic becomes taboo, for reasons unclear to any newbie, and when some guest or low-post-count fellow brings it up, they’re shouted down and treated with suspicion, suspected of being a sock, and warned, without really knowing what’s going on.