Can someone (cpunk) explain why the "Can we please discuss real matters for a change!" thread had to be locked? Like much of this forum, and even this board, there was some banter and the odd comment that some (of sensitive dispositions) might find inappropriate but a couple of us had attempted to start a useful debate. Out of little acorns, mighty oaks do grow and all that. As for it being "A pointless, tedious and unamusing thread, which I have now locked", surely that is a very subjective view. What harm would have been done if it was allowed to run? I can't see which of the 4 moderation policies for the board were broken - that a few posts were skating close to offending No3 "Civility to All" is the worst that could be said. Even this could have been handled by removing the offending posts. Anyway, what was wrong with a warning, expressing what was offending the moderator and inviting us to change our ways?