I agree with you, absolutely, but I also have tired of
hearing this lecture, repeatedly, on the various groups because
it doesn't change anything. I have to believe that moderators
on groups.io have the same capability that moderators on most
forums do and can split threads, move various posts to the
threads they've just created by the split, and retitle those new
Please, please, please start asking moderators to do
this, because that does create value for future searchers and
gets the point across when a certain someone or someones
suddenly find their tangents, which are often valuable in their
own right, suddenly in new and appropriately titled threads,
preferably with a note that it was necessary to split it because
it broke topic continuity.
The lectures do not and will not work. I've been
around this block way too many times to say anything otherwise.
If you have these powers please use them; if you don't then
please ask for them.
I worry a lot. . . I worry that no matter how
cynical you become it's never enough to
~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for Signs of
Intelligent Life in the Universe"