Originally Posted by Plus Plus
Your thread was reported. The others were not. The moderators generally don't sweep through the politics sub-forum as they do the ORG and SD and MLT forums, as the members of the politics forum have been made aware. Ergo, we are only made aware of what we see, and then we evaluate based on that. We decided that the thread wasn't a productive one and closed it.
I don't know how to make it more clear. It's a pretty linear process.
Furthermore, what a poster deems to be acceptable or not acceptable has very little bearing on the rules of the site. I'm sure that there are posters here who use profanity on a regular basis in their homes, or maybe even their workplaces. Profanity in posting might be acceptable to them. However, it isn't within the scope of this website, and therefore those threads and posts get closed or deleted. This case isn't so different, as we have a rule against baiting and the thread was viewed as baiting.
To add to this, don't take the above to mean Sea Ray's thread was closed solely because it was reported to us. We have plenty of reported posts (in all forums - not just that sub-forum) that have no business being reported (meaning they clearly do not violate any site rules).