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There is a point here.. But I find in general here that threads on topics usually stay pretty much on topic, other threads are more banter and chat and for those sometimes you just have to dive in..
Yes, on the whole, the moderators are doing a very good job. Once or twice I was given a friendly warning to cut back on the spam.
You have a point there, Anfor, it depends on the threads. some topics lend themselves very much to chats, whereas other, more serious, threads are pretty much on topic.
I think the issue is more what Jonnybgud was referring to... the ignoring of people who make good contributions, in the midst of all the chatting.
I think myself, most of the time, I just go with the flow. Serious? Serious. Bantering? If i'm in the mood, i dive right in. If not, I don't post, simple as.