The "chit-chat" goes along for a while sometimes. I don't have a problem with it. I think it's fun but that's just me. What I have a problem with are some of the rude comments (too saturated, is your monitor calibrated, saturation police are gonna get you, too much talking, etc.)
Niko - for me PAD thread is for photos and about photos, if I post a comment on someones picture is not to offend that person but to show what I think about that particular picture, if it's over saturated for me than I say so, if I like the mood than I also say about it. The fact that I like something doesn't mean that someone else likes it too. But that what I call a constructive criticism.
Summing up, we all love our photos, and think they are the best, but let's face the truth some of them are, some of them aren't.
Or the comments about too much "talking". Are you OK with a mod stepping in and telling everyone to stop "porky pigging" and post pictures?
as for this, as it goes directly towards my person, I think that any off-topic discussion should be moved to new threads - too make the PAD topic free of things not related to photos. I don't care and never did, when the discussion was page long but was referring to pictures, but once we get a whole page of off-topic stuff and no pictures than I write about that.
also one thing that should be used very carefully is using the "quote" option to write comments about pictures. it's great option, but makes the whole thread less clean. maybe it's not a problem for those ones who use only computer screen with high resolution, but try to go through this thread on smaller devices, i.e. iphone - you can easily get very confused.