7 Oct 07
One need not bother about mushrooming of discussions. One has always a choice to select what they want and there is no compulsion rule here that you have to answer such an such a fellow's disucsion topic. Therefore one has every right to choose a topic which fancies them and then respond to it. I have stopped posting discussion topic, having posted more than 3000 topics so far, some of which have received close to 800 responses!!
8 Oct 07
It's true and it is annoying. The discussions created in an unfit topic are not deleted because they are not reported (! following the discussion). I have reported a few discussions that had nothing to do with the interest they were created in and I will continue to do so.