On the Social Media issue, I agree and I believe that everything in our lives must be balanced.
My experience of Average Users is different, maybe because I have a different client pool.
“As far as the USB stick is concerned, I did mention that the same stick worked with an MX Linux image without a problem ... on the same machine too.”
You said and I quote:
“But when I attempted to use my own MX Linux image on a USB 3.0 stick with the same port, there were zero problems.”
So I assumed that you already had MX Linux on another USB Stick. :-)
Take your time with iLinux testing...
Have a wonderful weekend!