So, this is just general feedback on the forum. Perhaps a feature request will come of it in the future, or maybe I’m the only who has this experience. I have tried to follow a few threads in the forum’s General section, such as:
I sort of gave up, because the discussions seemed to quickly veer wildly away from what I thought the original poster intended, and grow tendrils of side-discussions which, if followed, would lead me even deeper into the weeds. I think any topic that has more than 100 replies (or maybe fewer) might want to be curtailed and redirected into other threads, in the interest of topic integrity/coherence. Is there a fair and reasonable way to accomplish this? Should the original poster be allowed to end the discussion early, thereby forcing those who want to follow a side-trail to start anew with a different topic name? Any other suggestions? The idea is not to stop discussion but to make the forums more useful. Sorry for the mixed metaphors, and thanks in advance for considering my input!