I want to make a plea that folks please post relevant comments. So many threads are clogged up with “I can see where this is going”, “we’ve been here before”, “this is getting heated”, “this reminds me of a story …”, “I once knew a chap …”
The effect of commenting on a thread, rather than engaging in the subject of the thread, is a flattening, diminution, and clogging up of the thread.
The recent thread on aircraft noise in Forest Hill is a good example. Some of the comments seem designed to deflect attention away from aircraft noise in Forest Hill.
If people are bored, feeling sociable, in the mood for a chat, perhaps this site can provide a different space, a chat-room?