...Not sure why you don't want me to delete a question I'm sure is of no relevance to anyone. .... So I'm acutely aware of messages and comments on that thread that were fun at the time, but didn't add to furthering the exploration of oil consumption understanding...
a) You asked a question that someone else might wonder about, so it has value.
b) This place is like sitting around a campfire with other people who have the same interests. The discussion takes twists and turns and it all promotes a good feeling. It's just how we roll.
c) Thread-jacking is looked upon as an art form here. On some forums they get real indignant about it. Not here.
We got one guy here
who can jack a thread slicker'n The Artful Dodger or Fagin can pick a pocket.
"I've been known to go off the rails a time or two myself", Tom said drunkenly...
p.s. Truth be told, we have gone back and cleaned up threads when things got too far astray, but it was mutually agreed upon. Still, we would never
admonish anyone for asking a question that might be seen as a wee bit off topic or jacking a thread a bit. They are here, they are participating, and we really appreciate that.