Anxious Soul, I've reviewed that thread, and it seems to me it was locked for precisely the reason Kitt mentioned.
While we know for all of us on these health forums, there are social and political issues we would like to discuss, the owner/administrator created this site for us to share information about
and support for our health problems, be they mental or physical. Because we all deal with chronic illness on a daily basis, we also become passionate about
the subject at times, and this can lead to debates and eventually arguements.
One thing I wasn't always aware of is the concern of band width on a message board. There is a finite amount of space on the board, and when it is used for debates, disagreements or even prolonged friendly off-topic discussions, it decreases the space available for the main purpose of the board. In those instances, the Administrator may lock a thread to save space and keep the board on-topic.
I don't know for certain why this thread was locked, but I suspect it had to do with the fact that space was being used for people to reiterate the same opinions over and over, and the discussion appeared to be headed in a non-supportive direction.
I've been a member of HealingWell for a long time, much of it as a regular member. Sometimes I've been here regularly, sometimes only occasionally. I can tell you in all that time I have only seen the mods and most of the members being supportive and positive. I hope you'll stay to experience this yourself, as I have.
Peace to you.
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"