I haven't been in this forum for around 6 months, maybe a little bit less and yet the topic of the "bumfuzzles" or whatever seems to have eternal life. I would say from an editorial point of view and keeping a site active, kind of like keeping readers of a newspaper that the topic should be allowed to roll along for the next decade or two. Obviously it fulfills some dark need by some as it continues to not die.
I did read something about this couple because of the flack in these forums
, however what struck me, like the many forums
I belong to, was an over reaction to a non-event, blown out of proportion. This happens all the time in the photography
and model railroading forums I frequent. These kind of threads I see as the "spice" of a forum and make them more interesting as long as they don't get too heated; however, why folks would get themselves in a slather over another couples sailing around the world is a mystery to me. Seems there are so many evils and negatives in the world, the "bum who evers" must surely be down there with the "dog pooh in the parks" debate.