I don't mind pretending we are in a coffee-house. It's good fun. But we are actually on an international debate site.
No, this isn't a "debate site". There are a variety of forums and threads, not all of which involve "debating". And, if someone really wants to discuss orpursuee a particular issue or topic, they are free to start a thread about that. Trying to appropriate, or hijack, a thread that's devoted to something else, is rarely the way to win friends or influence people.
If you don't mind pretending we are in a coffee house, then why don't you try doing that?
A coffee house, where people go to eat, and relax, and chat with acquaintances and other regulars, really wouldn't welcome intruders, who wander in off the street, plop themselves down at occupied tables, begin loudly ranting about social issues, and insisting that the other patrons not only listen to them, but also respond to them, and who then hurl insults at other patrons when they feel ignored. It's simply inappropriate and disruptive social behavior that won't be tolerated in a real coffee house, or in our virtual café. In a real coffee house, such a person would be asked to leave. In our virtual eatery, ignoring may be the best we can do.
You also tend to throw a hissy fit when you feel your comments are ignored or not responded to. You can't demand that people pay attention to you, let alone take the time and effort to respond to whatever pearls of wisdom fill your posts. Some folks might reply, others may be disinterested in your comments, or bored by them, or have better things to do, or are disinclined to get into a nit-picking or contentious discussion, and they have a perfect right to turn their attention elsewhere, as do you when something doesn't particularly interest you. If you don't like listening to others talk about ketchup, tune them out. And, if others are bored by Jane Austen, or any other topics you bring up, they can tune you out. Each of us is free to tune into the conversations that interest, or intrigue, or engage us, and tune others out.
But none of us has the right to demand other people's attention, or response, to whatever we have said, and to persist in making such demands. Once such demands start, it's no longer a pleasant relaxed place to visit. And, since I think that Wassau would like to keep this place pleasant, and generally relaxed, because that helps to attract patrons, and keep them coming back, why should we help anyone trash his establishment?