If a topic is deemed unworthy, misplaced, disruptive, against the rules, or otherwise problematic, it will be moved or removed solely at the discretion of the moderation team. If a lock is required, we will try to leave a short explanation, though again this is at our discretion. Very often, these situations can be avoided with a little common sense.
Do not take it upon yourself to recreate the thread.
However, should you take issue with a thread's lock or removal, or wish to request its return, here is the place to do so. If the answer is no, then that will be the final word on the subject. Use the simple form attached:
[b]Thread link:[/b] (link to the original thread if possible) [b]Thread Title:[/b] (in case it was binned) [b]Thread justification:[/b] (why is this thread necessary)
Do not abuse this service, and do not post in this thread unless you are requesting an investigation. In the future all threads regarding "Where did my topic go?" or "Why was my topic locked" will be deleted and the original poster will be publicly flogged.
Any further discussion on this matter, whinging or moderator outreach can be done in the Have a Question? thread in Gen Chat.