I am making this topic to add discussion related to shaping up a policy for making topics out of existing discussions. The goal is not to make hard and fast rule as such but to avoid making a thread filled with tangential discussion.
I have seen and observed this many times in this forum. the discussions are lively and it often results in steering off to a tangent and the main discussion is sidelined for a few post. This makes it hard to readers who come late to discussions and breaks the flow of the discussion.
We mods can move the discussion to a new topic and cleanup. Sometime in past developers have asked to move sections of the posts to different topic to make it easier to digest.
So I suggest that when we have a main topic and whenever we feel that the topic is digressing into a subtopic or a different topic, users can alert the mods and they will make a new topic for that. I also want to hear from users of this forum how they think we should handle this. What kind of policy should be there for off topic posts in the middle of discussions. Also a point to note, we should be polite when handling this and not come off as a guarded community or a place where users think twice before posting. the conversation should be free but we can collectively organize the posts well.
With that I think i will also merge some of the post from design threads here for discussion to keep that thread clean.