There are certainly active threads right now where people are caught up in exchanging thinly veiled ego blows instead of exchanging information. I don't think this thread is one of them, though it doesn't have much to do with Buddhism. I don't mind as it hasn't turned into a contest between members like other threads.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.