the thread - http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=213783
the reason given...
attacking public figures is common practice in the ubuntu forums (gates, ballmer, etc), so i am a bit mystified as to why criticism of barrett deserves different treatment. he is and remains a public figure.I am closing this thread , I am disgusted at the comments about a persons tragic illness and those who use it to attack that person.
also, it has always bothered me, here and elsewhere, when the closer of a thread makes a parting personal remark about someone in that thread and then closes the thread leaving the offended poster no option to defend his/her position.