The Garden thread predates your date of joining and claims many regular participants. Have you ever heard of “When in Rome...?” At least tolerate those who do.
My point is valid. You both kind of missed it. Wondering off into FR joining dates vs date of birth for the thread, and what constitutes a “flame” territory. Entirely misses the point.
Your ping list, since 2004, against the number of FR members who snort at the green thumb thread just as I do can’t be estimated, because they mutter an expletive and move through the page.
I do appreciate the years long history though, of the bandwidth sucked up at a hard news website.
If you are monthly contributers, please, drone on. I wish you all the band width you can get by with draining. For all I know, Jim may grow tulips and ivy and may sing for joy sharing his website with spades and Miracle Grow debates.
Have a blessed Advent. Rita