Please forgive me for interjecting my opinion here since I haven't been part of the discussion. IMHO this is a forum where issues and interests are discussed. I don't consider any statements or questions foolish. Everyone has their own opinion and personally I happy to see them expressed here. If someone called my statements and questions foolish that would encourage me not to participate and find somewhere else to get answers or share my experiences. I am personally discouraged about your statements regarding others attempt to have a conversation.
You are correct. However, one would have to read this thread from the very beginning to understand why I said these things which only apply to a very few posters.
We encourage conversation. But not the beating of an already dead horse. IMHO, their purpose is to shut down this conversation. Not to encourage it.