You know, I personally don't care so much about off topic, friendly, non-inflammatory dialog on a stock board...as long as it's not excessive.
50 posts about the NBA finals...that's too much, imo.
But someone saying "hey, I just got married" Or "just had a baby"...I'm not really focused on deleting those along with replies and hope that Mods aren't either.
Imo, it's about moderation in your posts...
Btw your last name Middleton? ;)