The thread was in violation of forum policy. It wasn't possible to edit the post content without removing its meaning, so the thread was removed. livesoft is correct, there is nothing to prevent a follow-up thread if the OP wants to disclose what happened.
Those who posted in the thread will get a "You are not authorized to read this forum."
If anyone has a question on what happened to a thread, or why a certain topic was locked, please PM a moderator.
Notifying the Advisory Board via PM or e-mail is the only acceptable outlet for complaints regarding Moderator action. Members do not have the right to take their appeal to the rest of the forum or to complain publicly about Moderator actions. Follow-up topics complaining of alleged ill-treatment by Moderators by the original poster, or any other member, will be deleted and may result in further administrative action. If you see such a post, please do not respond. Even if you support the Moderator's action, your post will be deleted with the rest.
(Topic locked. If there are further questions, please PM me.)
To some, the glass is half full. To others, the glass is half empty. To an engineer, it's twice the size it needs to be.