I was just wondering why a moderator would lock a thread stopping a discussion. I thought the purpose of a forum was to exchange info and opinions, not win a agument. I was keenly watching the "baiting" thread when "bretts" the moderator decided to end all discussion by locking the thread. I found this strange since just a few threads below it was one that had been going on for over 4 years. The thread on .223 for deer has been just as vocal with just as much back and forth between those for and those against, yet it has been allowed to continue and IMO been very helpful in presenting all sides of the issue. I hope we are not saying there are only two sides to a topic and that if your opinion is similar to one already posted no need for your input. I truly hope this is not the case and that the open exchange of opinions will be allowed to continue unimpaired.