"If your post is nasty, condescending, rude, etc., regardless of how subtle, and whether shrouded in the form of opinion or otherwise, it is subject to be removed and your access to the Horse Forum may be restricted."
"If you can't share your opinion in such a way so as to preserve the friendly, fun, helpful nature of the community, don't."
So...I guess maybe the bickering broke that? I don't know. Most of the time when a thread gets locked or someone gets called out I think there's really no reason for it but maybe I am just used to more uncensored forums?
A lot of people liked the debate section and that got closed, I think they don't want us ruffling any feathers...or something.