Really, what do climate and weather have to do with sailing anyway?
If that was what gets discussed, it would still remain. The board welcomes those discussions. So far none of the posts removed discussed anything like that. They all got into Politcal rotten tomatoe throwing.
For instance.... Northerncat has made a comment supported by a link in regards to the Judge making the 9 statements on Al Gore's film. That is OK and couild end in good discussion and although maybe not totaly related to boating, would most likely be allowed to stay in the "off topic" forum. But then somebody replies with a "you're ugly and ya mother dresses ya funny" type statement and everybody draws their guns
and we get a shoot out at the OK coral
. It is not always
the topic that is the issue. It is when the replies all go to custard. And depending on what the topic is, determins my judgment as to leaving the good posts or pulling the entire thread. If another Admin/mod person has intervened first, then I back there judgement.
I do apologise for not PM'ing you. I didn't because I was not actually blaming you for the thread as such. I pulled it all because (in my judgment call) it had gone to custard earlier and was going to custard again. I did not pull it due to your chosen subject.