Anslo asked for it to be locked afaik.
I want to make it clear that there is no thread ownership except in the case of recruiting. His asking had no impact on my actions, nor has it ever had on moderation by anyone regarding any thread.
Trust me when I say we get a few reports per week with people asking us to delete or close things. It has yet to happen for that reason.
What prompted it was that the thread was spiralling downwards and becoming inflammatory. The thread was just going down in a slow burn.
Instead of talking to each other people decided to talk past each other and interpret things in the worst possible way.
Regarding pruning it this is done if we have the time and opportunity. Not long ago I had time and did that in regards to Caldari slavery iirc, in fact I forget what topic was the original one. I spent several hours over a couple of days as that thread in the end became three or four threads as people kept going off topic in the new threads spawning yet another split topic. In the end it turned into a hack job if I ever saw one. I'm unsure if any of the topics made any sense after I was through with them.
I'm less than pleased by having to take the action I did. If I felt I could've split things I would've done so.
That said I've no problems with the topic being reposted, in fact I encourage it.
The negative tangent it went off on has its own topic made by Silas and everyone would be able to discuss the addition made by Anslo and company on its own without distraction.