"Helen, you are evil personified..."
Thanks for the compliment Dan, I try my best.
Could you give us a link to a thread on APUG like the one you have just described? Here's an example of one that didn't go that way. Isn't what you are describing a photo.net Leica forum phenomenon rather than an APUG phenomenon, or am I suffering from selective memory?
Re the death rate among dogs that eat Leica straps: you may think that is trivial, but I believe that it is a disgrace that the public must be made aware of at every opportunity. In fact, it should have its own sub-forum.