The several TALK sections of SE's website are genuine fun and often very informative to read. That said, I often have the feeling that a very few posters/posers of open questions are ringers for SE's management and intended to stimulate site traffic. I won't mention any names/handles, but am I the only one who wonders about some of these posts? (Note to management: I do not know that this is the case, but of it is, knock it off! It is a slime practice and SE des not really need it. If the suspect posts are not seeded by managegmet, my sincere apologies. A few just don't quite pass the trusty smell test.