The thread in question = http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=916537
The reason given
* Flaming and condescending messages: Flames are messages that personally attack, call people names, or otherwise harass another forum member (or any person or group). These, along with any generally condescending posts will be moved or removed at the moderators discretion.
* If the thread is flame-bait (appears to be intended to start an argument or is likely to cause an argument rather than enhance discussion), it will be locked or removed without notice. Individual flame-bait may be deleted or edited at the moderators' discretion. Any users who continue to post in this manner or engage in other questionable practices, like trolling (posting in an attempt to engage people in arguments) may be subject to more serious sanctions.
I fail to see any of the above in the thread... One post heads in that direction but the rest of the posters more or less ignored it so far. So my question is "Why was this tread really closed?"
It's controversial, yes... But derogatory, no... Nor is it worded as flame bait.