As for the Kip Litton threads, the word is out about the guy. We do not need 50 threads on it. Especially when one guy just wants to spam the boards with it (someone posted probably 50 different threads on it). Also, the threads had degenerated with people wishing death on Litton. So it's easier to remove a whole thread that is out of line than individual posts.
Email me personally if you need more on it but it is not some grand conspiracy.
It seemed that most of the spam started after the main thread was deleted... for the second time. Understandable venting of frustration. Misplaced, but understandable.
The guy's "civil disobedience" comment was funny.