Once again all this would not have occurred if those that have no knowledge or understanding of the subject had simply read the post and followed along instead of contributing nothing but conjecture.
A whole lot of life's advice is based on opinion and speculation. On a forum such as this you can not limit who posts and what their opinions are unless you become the "Thought Police". I hope that's not what you are suggesting.....? Each one of us has an opinion and has the right to state that opinion or make a suggestion. Your opinion is not more valuable than mine, NOR is mine more valuable or authentic than anyone else's.
This is why I posted "I miss the good old days" and got a bunch of likes and thanks. See Post no. 10.
The constant bickering and challenging of each other's opinions is what is bring the forum down. It's not necessary or desirable.
Post your opinion, and move on.
Other's should respect that opinion OR respectfully disagree, by posting an alternative without constantly quoting each sentence and naming a previous poster. It can be done and always has been done here in a respectful way until recently.
If you have a better idea or a different opinion, post it and move on.
Photos, videos, and linked articles that reinforce your opinions make them more "authentic" and more believable. If I have direct or indirect experience in a subject or a proceedure, I like to do a web search before I post my opinion for verification to see if others have done so. I just makes sense, rather than standing alone and hoping for validation. I have done a whole lot of different things in addition to woodworking, BUT I don't consider myself an "expert" in any of them, with one possible career exception with a 30 year stint.
When being a member here ceases to be fun or challenging is when I will retire from here as well.......