Classified ad shows a gun I have some interest in, and I view it to find the OP is offering a used gun for an amount significantly higher than it can be bought new. (Regular selling price: not a severe sale discount). I politely offer the information in a post on that thread (primarily to all, but also to the OP, in case he was not aware, in order that he might price the gun more reasonably for a quick sale). I ask that no offense be taken. I receive a very respectful PM from the OP advising me that he has this information, but the nearest location for him to obtain that price is a 90 minute drive, and he asks that I edit my post. I reply with a sincere apology, and explanation, and agree to edit my post based on his concerns. I bring up the ad again, and my post is gone. 1) I consider this website to be above all, an exchange of information. If I have information of benefit to many, including the OP (and sometimes not of benefit to some), I am inclined to offer it. I understand now that the OP was offended by my directness. 2) The removal of my post before I could edit it deprived me of an opportunity for a public apology for what was received as offensive (even if it was not intended as such).