Please could you explain to me what exactly it is about my posting style or content that is making you close threads that I post in. I understand that you don't have to explain and that you reserve the right to close any thread, and that ultimately you don't even care how it looks, or how it makes the person you're censoring feel, but at least, before I leave this delicate community behind, at least could you explain WHY? I was under the impression that this is a community for black people to speak about pertinent issues - freely, without censorship. I am not preaching hate, or anything that would be a hinderance to people, so why after just 9 or 10 posts do I find myself in the unenviable position of watching any thread I touch marked closed? Is it because what I am saying is perhaps too true even for this site that propounds about encouraging, embracing and teaching? I have to ask myself what exactly it is you are teaching people. Now, I'd be very grateful if you prove my instincts wrong and allow this and any other thread that I contribute to to stand.