You all needed to bring finger pointing into the thread for obvious reasons. I;m really not interested in the petty bickering any longer, Bob. If you're not interesting in discussing the topic at hand, why even bother responding? If you want to discuss other issues, you start a thread about the other issues, which Jennifer did, and discuss them.
Where is it written that you can bring up issues in a thread, such as the issues I quoted your bringing up above, and not expect them to get a response in that thread? Please, cite that rule for me, so I will be able to understand what I'm doing wrong here. I am aware of no such rule, but I'm willing to learn if you can show it to me and act politely in the process.
In the meantime, if you are unable to reply to the substance of what I'm saying, I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't try to tell me what to do as long as I'm acting in a polite fashion and it's in line with the rules of the site.
No matter what the ostensible title of the thread, as far as I know, I still have the right to reply to your comments. If you want my replies to be more on subject, keep your comments there as well. That seems both fair and, as I understand it, the rules of the house. If they are not the Rules of the house, you can tell me so or, better, one of the other moderators can tell me so. They'd be clear of the conflict. Or Ron could say something if he chooses, as he does on occasion.
In the meantime, I've made some points that you might choose to address.
Telling me not to address points you yourself brought up in your thread is specious. If you don't wish a response, don't bring them up or, better yet, don't bring them up[ in public, where people are likely to have reactions and may wish to exercise their right of free speech to express them.