Topics use to implode if they got too long. Percy claims the current software is not only new but also improved, and that this will no longer happen. We, however, did loose a 400+ message topic in the last great topic disappearance. I wonder if that topic imploded and took other things with it (the "black hole topic" hypothesis)?
I'm going to close this one down later tonight, probably at least 2 hours from now. Maybe try some closing statements?
Or perhaps someone wishes to mine a particular point from this topic, and submit it to become the start of a new topic? A quality message 1 and topic title please.
Say goodnight Gracie.
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It really helps moderators figure out if a topic is disintegrating because of general misbehavior versus someone in particular if the originally non-misbehaving members kept it that way. When everyone is prickly and argumentative and off-topic and personal then it's just too difficult to tell. We have neither infinite time to untie the Gordian knot, nor the wisdom of Solomon.
There used to be a comedian who presented his ideas for a better world, and one of them was to arm everyone on the highway with little rubber dart guns. Every time you see a driver doing something stupid, you fire a little dart at his car. When a state trooper sees someone driving down the highway with a bunch of darts all over his car he pulls him over for being an idiot.
Please make it easy to tell you apart from the idiots. Source