Hi Nerys, Noswaith dda 😉
"We are drifting too far from the subject of this thread. My fault, I expect."
No fault at all Nerys 👍😉
That's the way it goes when like minded folks start chatting 😀
As an (involuntary🙄) Moderator (and Deputy, Assistant, Advisory Admin 2nd Class😁)
I take the view that a Thread in the open Forum is more or less Fair Game (within the usual unwritten rules of good taste) and anything vaguely related to or spun off from the initial theme is OK.
BUT: if a member starts a Build Blog thread then I take a different and stricter view.
The Build Blog is a history of someone's personal creative effort and can be printed as a memento of the saga.
Thus, if posts wander off the subject of the said build blog without contributing positively to the object of the Blog, e.g drifting off into classic car restoration, types of southern hemisphere beers etc etc (yes we've had it all and much more) I will step in and curtail it and where necessary or (esp if requested to by the Blogger) delete the off Blog posts.
Recently Stephen has created a tool which should enable moderators to move posts to more relevant threads. Haven't tested it yet but I will if driven to! 🤔
Carry on, steady as you go Admiral Nerys 👍😉
Cheers, Doug 😎
A WORD TO THE WISE FOR NEWCOMERS TO OUR WONDERFUL, HIGHLY INFORMED, SLIGHTLY MADHOUSE MODEL BOATS FORUM 😁
If you are posting about a specific and personal build / construction project please post it as a BUILD BLOG and not as a general Forum topic.
At the top of the Forum page on our site you will also notice various Forum Topic buttons; so specific queries and or advice can be posted under Electrics, Building (construction techniques), Stuff For Sale or Wanted, General nattering, etc etc. Use 'em! 😉