So I've been offline for a few days and came back to see yet another thread of mine closed. (Seriously? -.-) However, that isn't what got me upset. As a lot of you probably know I created a debate thread regarding Phil. It was closed for reasons that you can see yourself. http://thekingofhate.com/forums/topic/335-lets-debatediscuss-darksydephil/ Here's why I'm pissed: 1. Yet another thread with an intelligent subject matter was closed instead of Moderated due to the actions of a few. The same people that usually derail and flame bait on these type of threads did the same thing to this one. My question that no one has yet to be able to answer remains: Why punish intelligent debaters (regardless of how few there are), for the actions of a few? Why completely close a thread when it's easier just to Moderate users in a simple 3 step process? Why can't all threads on this Forum be treated like Phil's Patreon thread? Delete or hide the post, warn the user, ban the user if he continues. It is absolutely mind-boggling to me why this doesn't happen, but this isn't the worst part! 2. My god this is mind-numbing. So afterwards, I message Phil asking to give it another chance. I then see that a continuation of my thread is posted, cool, but there's a few problems. Why couldn't you do what I mentioned in my first reason as to why I'm upset about this? That's not the worst part. Wait a minute.. A continuation of a thread that was closed because a few people went off topic on the original? SOUNDS FAMILIAR http://thekingofhate.com/forums/topic/258-should-threads/ Long story short, I posted a response a while ago to a thread that was closed because some people went off topic. It wasn't even a continuation, it was just my two cents on what had been posted, yet it was closed because "the other thread was closed for a reason, this one is no different". OKAY, SO THEN WHAT IS SO DIFFERENT ABOUT THE CONTINUATION OF MY THREAD? Why isn't that thread being closed? Why is it perfectly acceptable for that thread to remain open? I just don't get it. My thread in response to a post that someone posted on a closed thread was completely mature, followed the rules, and was okay with Moderators. WHY WAS IT CLOSED IF THIS ONE ISN'T? 3. The fucking worst part.. I.. I can't even. So, let me just start by posting this quote that was posted by Phil on a thread that was going through the same situation as mine; going off topic and having a few people derailing it. That's great, that's what everybody wants to see, closing threads should be an absolute last resort. There's a problem, does everyone see it before I even mention it? WHY COULDN'T THIS BE DONE WITH MY THREAD, GIVE ME ONE LEGITIMATE REASON. Absolutely unacceptable and honestly it's slap to my face. Phil, if you read this, don't take offense by it, I've stated all completely legitimate points and all I want is an answer to these points. Maybe you can be the first, because nobody else has been able to combat this. Rant over, feel free to give your thoughts. As always, keep it mature, don't attack Phil or any Moderators along with anyone else in the community.