Why i like the Prynne (and Ulysses) thread is that it is exploratory - people working things out - often collaboratively.
by contrast most threads seem to consist of a set of fixed beliefs/prejudices where there is no room for actual discussion - a dismissive attitude which means no one gets any further forward - the Eno thread is a perfect example of this.
anyway i dont have the time that i had during lockdown to contribute much
There's something about those topics that allow for that, because we all feel completely lost and feeling our way is the only option.
But I think there's always room for and ways to kind of prise open the belligerence and whatever. Put a conversation on a different level. Often it's as simple as saying, this has got stuck, let's move in this other direction instead.
There's a book either written by or in collaboration with David Hockney which is all about his theory that a lot of the old masters (the ones who painted realistically, anyway) were using a camera obscura