A Note on Having Your Threads Closed ....
I've had threads closed more than once. I've been banned more than once.
I have also, on a notable occasion, been UN-banned, when one of the mods re-read a post of mine closely, and decided than while I was skirting pretty colse to the edge, I was in the context of the discussion, even if I was using language that, in most contexts, violated the usage agreements.
The mods are fair. Take it from somebody who has run afoul of them on more than one instance. And, in my experience, they not only admit when they are wrong, they take corrective action. And no, none of them have ever met me.
If your thread got closed, or you got banned, first, take a good, long look in the mirror. The anonimity of forums give us all a lot of license. It's not absolute.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.