I am a little surprised that the Theosophy thread was locked down and more surprised by the reasons given. First of all, I could understand locking all threads on Theosophy, because this is a religious philosophy based on racial superiority. But this was not the reason given for lock down. As far as keeping the thread on topic, all of the discussion was about Theosophy. I am becoming more interested in learning about this subject and Nick likes to explain it. In terms of keeping the discussion civil, there was no profanity used and just because the discussion becomes a bit heated, that does not mean it is not civil. Is there a formal appeal process for a thread lockdown ?