We want everyone to enjoy their time on the FaithWriters Message Board, and that means a good mixture of fun and serious posts. However, it is important that members are careful not to "hijack" a serious thread that has been started by another member.
If a thread is started purely for fun, then anything goes--as long as everyone is enjoying the direction it takes.
If a thread is started for a set purpose, then please respect the originator's intention by keeping the responses as close to the topic as possible. Of course a topic may head down a variety of associated side tracks, and that is perfectly acceptable. It is only when the original topic becomes completely lost in totally unrelated messages that "hijacking" takes place.
Let's keep the balance right, so that everyone enjoys and gets the most out of their Message Board experience.