Seemed as though it was a rather civil discussion on business development, supporting the local economy, and business models. Just curious why it would have been locked when the discussion was entirely civil. Is Stihl a supporter of this forum? Is the discussion of the topics within the thread prohibited? Was it just that we were beating a dead horse? I would have liked to comment on the availability of parts from my local Stihl dealers, supporting the local economy, and the retail model of Wal-Mart/manufacturer control/etc.? Seems rather harsh to cut off a civil discussion. Since I am somewhat new to the board, would like to get a better feel for moderator policy to see if I decide to stick around.