My post "I had to try it" was not political. I do not have and do not want access to the political forum. Is it possible to restore it to where it was?
I think it's great that the political forum exists but I have no interest in participating there. My experience from many years of moderating first newsgroups and later web based forums is that political posts almost always devolve into I'm right, you're wrong. therefore you are an idiot. I'm very careful to keep my posts away from politics. The post in question was definitely not political. If someone made it political then shame on them and they deserve to get their post deleted but I don't deserve to lose access to my post.Chances are someone said something political and some stoned snowflake took offense and reported it.
Why delete the whole thread? Other sites I have been on will delete the text in the offending post but keep the post space and say something about it like "Settle down". But they don't delete the whole post and pages of comments...
Don’t worry about it. It is just the way of things on the Internet.Kerry, I was likely a factor in the thread being moved to political.
I'm sorry but a couple of people simply couldn't help themselves and made offensive political comments. That's why we have a political forum, so those of us who prefer not to be drawn into ugly political arguments can enjoy the forum
I regret that your entire thread was a casualty.
This is not a good idea. I started the thread. I'm not that upset. It wasn't even about guitars. It was a little heavy handed but moderating a forum is not easy. You're bound to upset people. Allowing the thread creator to delete posts could lead to chaos and mayhem. Personality clashes would become the norm.How about giving the 'thread creator' admin powers to delete posts they find objectionable to the direction that their thread is going?