The Dude Abides said...
My intent wasn't to censor. Rather, I was suggesting people not spend their time speculating about things they have no way of predicting or controlling. Or, if they feel compelled to do so, perhaps do it in a way that doesn't get others unnecessarily spun-up. There's already plenty of sad stories, depressing news, wild speculation, conspiracy theories, and other things to either tie knots in peoples' stomach or send their brains into orbit with anxiety. But, as noted in my original response, I acknowledge their right (privilege) to do so. If I find it unhelpful, I'll simply comment accordingly. I have no ill feelings about it, though. We're just expressing our opinions.
DUDE - you know I love your posts, wisdom, and sense of humor here!
But honestly, if we all posted on threads that we didn't find helpful; and told them so, then this would be a pretty negative board. There are many posts that I don't find helpful, but I certainly don't tell people that. I just skip them. I don't think any of us should be telling people what they should or should not be posting (as long as it's respectful and following the forum rules/etc). Some people just need to vent, and I can understand that need.
Just offering a different perspective.
And as always, I hope you are doing well!