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I think this is exactly it. Placing this thread in the Feedback and Suggestions forum would've garnered less replies but probably all of them would've added to the discussion. The Off Topic Chat forum is not the venue for this topic, I'm afraid.7. That this is not the place for such a discussion about honesty, caring towards each other and early communication before things get out of hand.
I'm not sure I'm following the logic here. Is this not a topic outside of photography, hence "off-topic"? Would the "feedback and suggestions" sub-section not be the place for feedback and suggestions for topics limited solely to TPF? The discussion of basic kindess towards each other, open-communication and self-awareness is not limited to TPF, is it? It is not a political topic nor is it a religious one. I believe this is an appropriate place for it. Would you describe why you believe this is the wrong venue for such a discussion?