Here's the thing...there was no discussion at that point any more. Constructive criticism is fine (and welcome), but when everyone starts talking in cricles, bringing up the same points over and over again and the constructive nature goes out the window, it gets tiresome for everyone. Everyone who kept it going is equally at fault here, and there was no indication to myself or the mod who closed the thread that it was going to die. So Matthy shot the horse, so to speak.
Look, I'm a mod at a site, and I wouldn't dream of trampling on someone like that.
Call it what you want. You run things the way you see fit, and so do we.