While recognising that some peeps (myself included) have been a little sceptical of the recent posts by a couple of students — who where (legitimately, I think) trying to do a bit of research (all be it, rather naively), was it really bad enough, Jon, to warrant the thread's deletion? I thought it was leading to a healthy debate about use of the 'net and associated etiquette.
I seem to recall that one Forum poster cited a couple of breaches of this site's 'Terms & Conditions'. Seriously? Really? Was it that bad?
In my opinion (for what it's worth) that was nothing compared to the venom that the OM Forum has seen in previous times, nor the blatant language used on the 'Windy of the Willows' thread...
… anyway, it's late. No doubt I'll regret hitting the 'Post New Thread' button in the morning
P.S. The following two screen shots are random, the one showing a (very small section of) now deleted dialogue is not intended to be representational.