Completely agreed. Even disregarding the good times that have been had in topics which have innocently gone off topic, I think off topicness is really only a problem under circumstances such as someone intentionally driving the thread off topic for the explicit purpose of being annoying or disruptive, or there is a reasonable strong push by participators or the original poster of the thread to keep the thread on topic. Heck, in the latter case, simply moving the off topic discussion to a new thread created for it is the more appropriate response, rather than some kind of punishment.HotWax wrote:If we start nazi-modding every thread that begins to veer off course, we'd lose out on a lot of potentially enlightening and useful conversations.
As for pk3's... Yeah... I was going to say... Slower? I really may have to question the equipment that is being used by some people. I can take KDiZD's pk3 (24 MB) and a mp3 music replacement zip (37 MB) and load them together into ZDoom (total 61 MB of data) and it's finished loading and running no later than a second and a half after starting, at the absolute slowest. Even if that were some kind of slowness being added to that, it would be so negligibly small as to be absurd to even be bothered by it.