The box I refer to is Pandora’s, when opened as “off topic” it releases all the ills that permeate this once fine site. By nature we are all curious, so we open the forum and are subjected to non wood related BS and name calling.
I have noticed many long time members no longer posting and giving valuable opinion and advice. I notice many of our former overseas members no longer showing up.
Yes there is freedom of speech and we all have an opinion that someone does not agree with, but keep it off this site.
“off topic” should have a qualifier i.e. “political” so we would know before to open or ignore.
-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.