sometimes, it is not, quite, "hijacking". rather it is further "refining" discussion surrounding the thread topic. sometimes, of course, it is "hijacking" particularly when it leads to an almost "acrimonious" back and forth that continues "discussion" from other threads. ("problem solving 101" took exception to a perceived slight that seemed more like "seeking to clarify/understand ground rules" that seemed to a poster to be helpful for that poster to a continuation of another thread. "an open letter ..." re-opened another repeated topic of the House, but seems to be getting back on track.) i would ask/suggest three things: 1. that the "gloves off" thread that i started for having some place to "duke it out" be moved from the brothers' forum to the open forum. (and possibly make it "sticky" so that it is easier to find?) 2. that (sorry; more work for the Team) "hijackings" that seem to be "thoroughly entrenched" (does that mean one full page? two full pages? two complete response cycles? three?) be moved to the "gloves off" thread. 3. that when folks feel like they got a "beef", to respectfully invite the object of their "beef" over to the "gloves off" thread for a "discussion" of the "issue".