Can i just say that at the time of posting the reputation of the parent node is +5, but at the same time my XP has gone up by +10 which would lead me to take a guess of about 50-60 votes on this node. (Either that or i have been extremely lucky). I don't want to get mixed up in any politics on this site (or anywhere else for that matter). My suggestion though is that any off topic posts be placed entirely in <readmore> tags, with (OT) in the title, or even better, an off topic section is created for off topic posts. Of course, just my thoughts on the subject.