I agree one of the big goods about a2k is the realness (when it is real).
Still, it's a place designed as an information site for people around the globe and people from all over's tolerance for continuous thread disruption varies. In some threads of the debate type, digression at all is non grata, and in many threads it's fine and usually reverts back to subject quickly enough or at least eventually, the digressions part of the weave, sometimes part of the fun. In some threads, it's pests on parade, which we are somewhat used to and differ re tolerance. 20 hate posts in a row? Well, a2k gives us tools to deal with these.
I've been here many years (and many are weary of me too), but I don't like this place being hate flamed.