windowsrefund wrote:And what makes a forum any different than real life? When it comes to good manners, do you always feel so "entitled" to jump into a group and tell them to talk about what YOU want to talk about when the conversation evolves into something you're just not interested in?
My experience of real life discussions is that those with a point and that involve multiple people have a better flow and are more productive with the participation of someone skilled in the role facilitating (bottom-up) or chairing (top-down).
Jumping up on a podium and telling everyone what they can and can not discuss
The podium of each thread is usually earmarked for discussion of the original topic of that thread. In that light, the above statement can be read differently.
raboof wrote:In this thread it didn't seem too bad to me (yet?). I could split the topic in 2 if that helps, though.
It's not too bad yet, though it's good to figure out ways to address potential eventual derailments, as has been seen before.