I've seen threads locked and posts deleted here. I just wanted to voice my opinion that while I'm fairly opinionated, and don’t like the idea of my posts being erased, I'm VERY OK with our mod's actions.
One of the main reasons this site is helpful and fun, is that we for the most part stay focused on helping each other and sharing a common interest. When we (collectively) stray from this path, I have no problem getting a nudge in the right direction.
For those that may bridle over these types of restrictions I can only say this: Post controversial text on another site, and come back here to share civility and good manners. There are MANY sites that allow and welcome controversy. No reason you (& I) can't vent there, and rest here.
Thanks to all our mods for making this site the most user friendly one I visit.