Actually, the post that was deleted was really well written, with the exception of a small mention that those whose actions were different than what the poster was offering were labeled as stupid. It wasn't even the main part of the post, but not wanting to see it blossom into a situation where those who disagreed felt the need to defend, the thread was deleted. (By the way...the person that made the post is 100% welcome to post here again, and I hope that they do!)
The moderators and I try not to interfere with stuff, and sometimes it gets tricky if we just try to edit a post, ... so deleting the thread is the direction the moderators (me too) have decided to go. The tough part is to not be a hypocrite and to be sure that we delete when it's called for, whether we may agree or not! (That definitley goes for me too! ) By the way, the moderators are 100% volunteer, so like anything that's volunteer, if it becomes too much of a pain, it's probably not going to be something that folks are going to get less excited to volunteer for, and I do not want that to happen.)
If it's something that's likely to result in folks feeling like they'll need to take a stand, this board is probably not the best place for it. But as noted in one of the posts above this one, there's a lot of that going around these days....
We have a lot of great guys on this board... We have a lot more "readers" than we do "posters." The board needs both to make it all work. We don't want it to be too restrictive around here, but I think most can agree that there's stuff that make sense to post here... and that there's a way to post in an informative and/or entertaining way, without getting into some of the other stuff that we all know is out there on other sites... on today's network and cable news shows... and even embedded into programs/events we try to watch on TV.
We're adults. We're all individuals. I'm confident that the moms and dads did a fine job in raising all of you... No need for folks to be tuning into this board to find out how they should feel... or what they should do... or how they should behave when it comes to social issues. And because of that, there's no reason that any of us should be trying to sell each other on those things either..... Those that feel they need to teach others about such things, please go elsewhere. If you are tuning into this board to get direction on how you are supposed to feel/think about such things... again, I'm going to suggest that this is not the place.
I've said it before... all I ask is that we communicate here on the board as if we would if we all were standing behind the grandstands at intermission at our favorite track, talking about racing, hopefully in an interesting/enjoyable way... And knowing that when the feature event was being called out to the track, we'd all walk away as friends... heading back up to our seats...., looking forward to the next time we had a chance to chat.