Then I'm probably a candidate for chastisement. In my defence, I claim that my posts have all been directed EITHER at directly returning the thread back onto the OP topic or attempting to explain some of the derails @Thomas B has used. (And that latter option has mostly failed.) So I'll plead guilty and claim, in mitigation of sentence, that I have left many off-topic posts to stand without attempting counterclaims.I can't decide whether to praise the intrepid Metabunkers
who demonstrate nearly limitless patience to a poster who routinely agues in bad faith,
or damn them for feeding a worthless fire.