The thread "2amendment & transparency in Government" is in the Off Topics forum, and my personal view, worth a cup of coffee, if I have a Fiver with it, is that UNLESS, and Until members start "dismembering other posters" Threads should just be left alone by moderators. Did you have a "Report" by some one on that thread??? Why not make a "moderators decision" and let it go ???? Copping out, on the Rule 9 clause, is not happening on the "Do you believe in Global Warming" and if ~any thread~ In the Off Topics Forum ~is~ politics, it is THAT THREAD... But It continues, with Liberal Trollers taking Snide Remarks upon legitimate science, posed by Conservative Minded members. the recent thread ~About Why are some Threads CLOSED~ had Joe, and other Moderators commenting upon an issue, that the THREAD, I am referring to ~is About~ and yet you sit behind your keyboard and post "Rule #9" like it is not a flexible rule, even in What is Supposed to Be a Flexible Forum. Please give Us, the Forum Members, the Curtosey of a reply to this Question, and not just close or remove my thread.... Sincerely Posted, philip, from the BoonDocks, after a Great cup of Coffee, not late at night, like I wanted to post Last night.... IOW, after I slept upon my question, not Leaping to post, without thinking. This is A Good Website, it could be Better, with out Arbitrary decision making, by a ~very small~ number of moderators...... A copy has been saved, for prosperity.