It might just be my luck on which topics I choose to read, but I think there is an issue with staying on the topic at hand. I use this forums for questions and answers as well as criticism. Sometimes it is a daunting task to filter through all of the posts to find the right answer (or the one that makes the most sense) but it is very difficult to me, and most likely the thread creator, when people go off in their own tangents. I remember trying to help someone with a questions and in the example I made I said "quietly whispered", which is a bit redundant, but it was completely irrelevant to the original post. Somehow my faux pas became the new topic and no one tried to help the guy who made the thread in the first place. This happened a very long time ago and I'm summarizing. Here is a real time example of what I mean, (it just happends to be one that i read today.) http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=52319&p=900770#post900770 This is a very discouraging and annoying issue. I would like to see other's feedback on this issue and hopefully find some kind of resolution.