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Please provide feedback on why a thread is closed.
I spent 20 minutes typing a reply to the valid comments made in the thread about a particular European country, explaining the irrationality of it and ending with a funny clip from stand-up Dylan Moran talking about the very thing I was referring to - only to find the thread had been closed, with no comment why. It's very frustrating. Please can you add a comment (or an entry in the interventions thread) that explains why a thread is being closed. At the moment, I don't really know whether mine was closed because the subject matter - irrational fears - was deemed unacceptable, whether there was an avalanche of flags, whether the last reply was considered an ad-hom or whether it was none of those and just a "Ooh, this might go off the rails, let's shut it down just in case".
If the rules are not explicitly laid out in fine detail like a legal contract (which is clearly a ludicrous proposition) then the only way anyone can know where the lines are is when they get feedback to say why what they've said is considered to have crossed the line.