Funny thing is I was part way through reading the thread, had to tab out as the Boss was checking I wasn't surfing and was actually working , by the time I could tab back in the thread had gone.
Seemed to be a pretty robust discussion about the exact meaning of the term 'broken' that has upset folk, I didn't think it had become overly personal, but I was still about two pages from the end of the thread so it could have deteriorated.
I tell you, y'all don't know heavy handed moderation. If you think what Mongoose does here is heavy handed, I fear for your fragile shells on other sites.
That companion thread needed to go. There were two different discussion forks between me and another guy, one of which contained insulting content and both of which I had to back out of because they were going NOWHERE and someone had to take the upper hand, so to speak.
And no, before anyone even thinks it, I did not contact Mongoose about the thread -- I was happy to let it die a normal death, but I'm just as OK with it being pulled.
And you know, it amazes me that on one hand we (the proverbial we, not anyone in particular) can hammer Mongoose for the problems in RuneQuest, demand errata and a fixed version, expect that all of the RuneQuest supplements will be on our doorstep tomorrow, AND expect them to monitor the forums censoring individual posts and explaining why.
There are only so many hours in the day.
I'd much rather the folks at Mongoose spend their time fixing MRQ, working up a decent errata, and finishing new MRQ products than diddling around on the forums scolding users like some third-grade teacher.