Oh please. The thread in question was a shitshow from post one. The OP clearly had no intent to debate earnestly; this seemed pretty apparent from post 1, but by post 17 it should have been clear to even the most optimistic observer that Lord Foul had zero intention of honest debate:
Then, Johnathan Chance shows up, passes out a few (well-deserved) warnings, and… leaves it open, with a warning that it has the chance to go off the rails.
Why? It’s already gone off the rails. To be more accurate to the metaphor, there never were rails; this is an abandoned boxcar rusting in a field. There’s exactly one person in the thread arguing anything other than the mainstream position, and that person, as is well-established, is either uninterested in or incapable of rational debate. They’re not even making a whole lot of claims that really need to be addressed or refuted - just one, which was refuted almost immediately. I guess I just don’t get the decision to keep it open.