No one is stating it is a human right. At least as far as I can tell.
It doesn’t have to be. But it is because I started a discussion.
I know I wouldn’t be here without the community and the sharing of resources. And I suspect a lot of others derive a lot from the community.
No one is stating anything is owed to us beyond an explanation. You want to lock a thread? Go ahead, it is your forum after all. But treat customers with more than a generic notice before interrupting a discussion that serves a legitimate purpose.
Just as I am not obligated to be happy with the way the thread was treated, you, in turn, are not obligated to be happy with what I post
This live with it or get out attitude is one of the worst strategies for customer retention.
I hesitate to say that I agree with @acm2010 and @jprspereira, not because I disagree with them, but because I fear that given the polemic nature of the thread so far, they may not want to be associated with me at the moment