deletions lead to screams of censorship and then we all have to spend an evening focused on that topic. I can see why the mods get a bit frustrated with that solution.
If its meddlesone chatter then dump it. If its a valid conversation, yet doesnt fit the topic just split it off.
I think that points are not warranted for hijacking. just an opinion of mine... not nessesarily the right thing to do.
I have been told in no uncertain terms that once you start a thread you open the pandoras box and you cant controll the direction of a conversation.
that is the confusing part for me, I guess.