Not really. That is not what a forum is. It is a place for each person to post their own views. I don't post to read opinions, but to express myself.(I don't know how you can hear a forum unless the voices in your head read it to you.<quoted text> Exactly!! It is a forum. For people to post with expectation that people will respond to it. If people don't want to hear others opinions or suggestions to their comments and complaints then they belong on a blog not a forum.
Just because you are in a public place, it doesn't mean to join in every conversation. Some conversations are personal, but merely spoken in public, and others are usually polite enough to ignore it and realize it is not for them. They may enjoy or hate it, but most have the sense to not join in. I am sick of the "public forum" excuse. I come to share, never to debate, just like women go to parks to relax or exercise, not to be assaulted. "If you don't want to debate, stay out of a public forum" could translate to, "If you don't want assaulted, stay out of the public park." And no, I was never assaulted in that manner, it is just a convenient metaphor.