Originally Posted by nycindie
Mods, please reunite the threads. Posters, please stay on topic. Thanks!
In my many years of participation in online forums, the general consensus which has emerged about "staying on topic" is this.:
~ Normal conversations in face-to-face settings often tangent and then return to the main thread.
~ This can and should happen in online conversations, just the same.
So while I think it is good to honor the title/thread/topic, it's really up to everyone involved to see to it that a topic stays on course, even while allowing for some tangents here and there. No one or two parties can be blamed if a topic wanders off and gets lost.