When you have a question that's not closely related to the current
thread, it's almost always in your
best interest to start a new thread. You'll get a lot more input that way, and it will be more to the point you're interested in. If you want to get some off-topic advice from the OP of a thread, it's best to PM the OP rather than hijacking the OP's thread. Not a hard-and-fast rule
or anything, just common sense and common courtesy.