Looks like a discussion topic to me. Particularly since there has been, y'know, discussion on the topic of series regulars directing episodes. 1. Not off-topic, if they are talking about series regulars directing episodes, or movies, or related little sidebars. 2. Nobody will read a long thread? We have some threads here with thousands of posts, and still very active. 3. Meandering discussion? Maybe, maybe not. We won't know until we see how the discussion goes. It's quite typical for a thread to ebb and flow. And if it strays too far, I hear they have moderators who would steer the thread back on topic. 4. We always welcome new members to a topic, even if they haven't had a chance to read through a long thread. In fact, they might offer a new perspective that would stimulate discussion. Actually, the purpose of a discussion board is for members to have discussions. We always encourage that. Basic research and discussion about the results of that research can happily co-exist. 1. Since discussion has already ensued, I don't think it's necessary to retitle the thread. 2. The thread will be 100 pages now? I guess this means you expect this to be a popular thead. Win! 3. I'll leave it up to our members to decide whether they want to dive into a long-established thread. Personally, I have found some long threads to be well worth perusing and enjoying, and others, not so much. To each his own. On with the discussion!