And the point of the thread is getting sidetracked. What I would really like to see at this point is a moderator post that ''your thread was deleted by me because............."
If this place is to merit the description ''forum'' then the people with the power to stifle opinion should at least have the decency to point out their reasons for taking on the role of thought police.
It was me that deleted the thread and the reason I have not answered before now is when you posted this thread it was the middle of the night here, and I was sleeping and then I got up and spent the day at work...
The problem with the thread was not the content of the original post, it was that there were quite a number of posts after it that were inappropriate and it was heading in the direction of continuous racism and/or xenophobia.
This rule covers it... and although it says General Messages, the same rule covers the whole forum:
(2) Please do not make discriminatory remarks. These include, for example, discriminatory remarks based on race, ethnicity, descent, sex, sexual preference, or any other degrading or negative remarks about a whole nation or group of individuals. Also be aware of that bringing up political topics, or referring to politics in general, is very often a timebomb waiting to explode. Such discussions have very little content for the intended subject of the "General Messages" tennis forum and could be subject to deletion by a moderator at any time if they're getting out of hand. (most common infraction types: Racism, Inappropriate language, Insulted other member, forum disruptions)