No offense is meant to you Michigander, but to be honest, you can create a thread for yapping. The Open Carry Experience thread was created so that people could look at what stores were friendly, and what were not, without delving into legal debate, shirt colors, Barney, and how many relevant posts are made by any 1 particular person. This thread alone could be turned into a "Whatcha doin buddy?" thread just as easily as one could be created by Venator, or even you for that matter. The "Michigan Open Carry Info" thread has not become a breeding ground for opinion, and I feel that the "Open Carry Experiences" thread has just as much importance as that thread. It's a factual based thread, where people can go "Hm, ok." Then another topic can be created concerning the particular business, or even the city itself to see if anyone else has had problems/concerns/good things with that locale.
I'm not saying opinions are wrong, I'm saying there's a time and place for opinions. When someone says they were asked to leave from Home Depot, I would like to know which one, when, and where it happened, so that if I go to Battle Creek, Jackson, or finally do move in with my girlfriend in Portage, I'll not be hassled with the rhetoric of a counter-jockey who doesn't know 3/4" OSB from solid mahogany spouting about how his store made firearms illegal.
To everything there is a season, a time for yapping, and a time for facting. Let us use discretion on topics where the potential exists to hijack someones well meant thread?