The moment this forum is sanitized from all those "snide, derisive, condescending", out-of-the-left-field, quirky, etc. digressions... is the moment I will stop participating in it. I've had enough dry, rational, boring, PhD thesis-like discussions in my life to come here for another portion of the same.
LOL, don't take what I say too seriously, Slobodan.
In case you haven't noticed, I have quite a bit of fun "digressing" with snide remarks also
The truth is, sometimes it can be fun to do, while other times it is an annoyance (again, same as with real life). And, as with real life, it should be any man's call when he's had enough and to terminate the discussion with certain individuals.
This forum is a community, not a red-light district. You do not come to satisfy yourself, wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am style, get what you've come here for, turn around and leave, without a good-bye or thank-you. At least in the red-light district you would pay for that "pleasure".
If you do come here with that "I got what I needed, screw you" attitude, rest assured that sooner or later there will be someone who will introduce you to the basic Newtonian laws of physics, namely action-reaction, and respond in kind, with with all those "snide, derisive, condescending" remarks. I will be the first one to volunteer.
LOL, again, you can't be talking about me bud, as I digress and engage as much as anyone.
But I honestly don't see why a person should be "forced" to digress or field a lot of bullship either. If a man wants to ask a question, and doesn't want to hear a lot of lip or sarcasm, why should he be "forced" to do so?
Why can't he simply ask his question, delete any wise-ass comments (if they pop up), and then only allow and address the people who earnestly try to help him? That doesn't make the man "thankless"; he might in fact be very
thankful to those who are actually trying sincerely to help him.