I would not take it personally. As you say it is the FE’s prerogative to allow or deny a post. weather or not he gets it right is for you to decide we are all human and we all make mistakes at the end of the day having a post closed/deleted in the grand scheme of things is no big issue. I’m sure the FE try’s to be as impartial as is humanly possible. But at the end of the day he is only human.
As usual I totally agree with Sapins on subjects such as this. The plug is pulled when we don't agree with the younger end it seems to me. Incuidently I have in front of me a letter dated 2005 with the ending I suggested.
It would just be as courteous if the person who had posted a wrong reply was given an explanation by e-mail what he had done wrong, I am sure he would not repeat it. I have had a few posts that ended abruptly with result I intend to lurk more than post.
how some people feel the need to post threads like this, instead of writing to me personally? When someone contacts me about a deletion I always provide an explanation, and nine times out of ten I find that the person concerned tells me that he/she understands - and that's the end of it.
"The plug is pulled when we don't agree with the younger end it seems to me." Does it really? I'm probably one of the older people in the forum, and I suppose I should be flattered that someone considers me to be at "the younger end".
What constitutes an "interesting discussion" is of course a matter of opinion, and of course the person who starts the discussion is bound to find it interesting. My view was similar to that of VoG™ - the thread wasn't going anywhere, and frankly was about a fairly trivial matter. I fail to see that a discussion about how to address someone in an email can possibly be something to engage the forum for more than an hour or so. My decision - as always - was an editorial one, there was nothing personal about it, and to suggest otherwise is ridiculous.
I find myself intensely irritated by these public displays of pique. If you have something to say to me about a thread deletion please say it on a person to person basis, rather than trying to whip up support like this; It cuts no ice with me at all - I thought we had left that kind of behaviour firmly in the past.