I would like to sugest that a guideline for discussion in the samatha forum be added. This guideline would instruct people that object to the kind of jhana that is being discussed to either create a new topic or redirect the original poster to "the great jhana debate" for clarification. I lost count of the number of concrete, pratical questions that are asked about practice, either on the sutta jhana frame or in the visuddhimagga jhana frame, that are derrailed into "what is jhana?" discussion.
There's benefit to both aproaches. What is certainly not beneficial is for topics to be derrailed over this debate.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)