For discussions that are off topic on the topical posts.
E.g. the resurfaced allegations of Wahl and Mann. I agree with RC’s take:
That this inconvenient fact [that MM05 made no substantial difference to the MBH reconstruction] has driven hundreds of blog posts, dozens of fevered accusations, a basket load of FOI requests, and stoked multiple fires of manufactured outrage is far more a testimony to personal obsession, rather than to its intrinsic importance.
It’s kind of cynical that the person at the centre stage of this obsession was invited to a “reconcilliation” workshop.
Or any other climate topic of interest.