I have a question, or maybe just an issue. I've been posting on a thread and maybe it's a subject that's been done to death. I think it's perfectly OK for someone who's been around longer to give a head's up, but I had one poster tell me more than once that that subject had been discussed before so there was no reason to bring it up again.
We haven't all been here as long as some of you. To the newer members, these subjects might be of current interest. It's really not the same, to tell someone to 'do a search, it's been discussed before'. If I wanted the last word, I'll pull out my Miss Manners', but in general, I'm here for the discussion. It felt really rude and dismissive.
Also, I think there are some issues that are seen as particurly contentious because one thread long ago got way out of hand. But it's not the issue itself, it's because posters on that particular thread forgot their manners. We all have our lines in the sand that aren't a matter of strict etiquette (shoes in the house, for example). It's only when posters decide to fight to death over their opinions that these threads become 'hot topics'.