Folks, as much as we might hope a thread we started could stay within a narrow concept we may have had when posting it, all threads can wander a bit without necessarily becoming inappropriate. While threads do have a premise, in addressing that premise, it is not off-base to include thoughts that you believe support your point of view. That's all part of what the discussion is about. When, however folks go for the personal in their fervor over the discussion, we can be headed off the edge of the cliff, with no positive side to such posts at all.
Please don't let this thread devolve into that. If you are complaining about your fellow members being off-topic, the irony is that with said posts, you too have taken the topic off track and may have incited return hostility. In addition, asides and attacks on others break one of our main rules.
Thanks for your help!