Not a real big issue, but I noticed that slevesque's Message 34 in the "Did the Biblical Exodus ever happen?" thread was tagged as off-topic. I just thought that since the thread is about the validity of a scriptural account, responses to perceived inconsistencies or errors in the text should be on topic. Since slevesque is replying directly to a message that was not deemed off-topic, it seems odd that his should be marked as such.
Participants are responsible for not responding to off topic posts or off topic portions of posts.
Just because a message or previous message is not marked as off topic doesn't mean it wasn't off topic. It just means that at the time I checked the thread the discussion had moved beyond the off topic post and the post didn't derail the discussion.
When someone picks up the ball, I then tagged the current post to prevent further derailing.
The thread is an opportunity for those who might think the Exodus story depicts an actual historical account to present their best arguments in support of that position. Inconsistencies or errors in the text don't necessarily support whether the event described was historical or not.
The issue with the bricks not even close to being relevant. If a participant feels that an inconsistency or error is proof the event didn't happen, they need to make the argument, not just show the error and assume it's obvious.