Folks, I believe in the market place of ideas. If a topic is no longer drawing meaningful replies then it sinks down the page. However, some folks are rather self-indulgent and just post a BTT to move it to the top. I am particularly annoyed by folks posting the usual TFL blather in GNG and with a tear in their eye, BTT'ing it. Sorry TFL is dead. That's the marketplace. If you want to post a TFL like pseudo-rhethorical page of blather - that's nice. But let it stand on its own. If you have nothing to say, cut out the BTT. I'm not so sure the sticky idea is a good one either unless used informationally by moderators - maybe that's how it's mainly done. Rant off.