It seems that a 'litmus test' is to be a coming requirement on both forums. Too bad, really, as none of us can read all of what's available or afford a lot of the books that we might wish to get. I thought the point of the forums was to share information and discuss.
Of course, there have been authors/historians that have been said to be 'unqualified' when their work was neither read nor understood by those who didn't like the author or his work. That is a shame I think.