Originally Posted by evilmax17
But if somebody makes a thread to talk about a specific "questionable" deal that they got, at what point does it become lockable? Isn't some "moral discussion" expected in such a thread?
Fine line I suppose.
I guess this was what I was referring to in my previous post, and I appreciated the response. I guess I still don't fully understand the nature of how this new policy affects other threads.
It seems to me that discussing the moral/ethical issues of deals that fall into the "gray" area is a large part of the whole point of a thread. By excluding discussion of right/wrong, it follows implicitly (especially to the horde of newbies that join every day) that if a thread hasn't been locked then it implies that it is endorsed as "good" by CAG and the CAG community. There are no longer gray areas, only the deals that are posted and nobody discusses any issues with, or the deals that are removed.
Perhaps I am seeing this new policy as more than it really is as was mentioned above, and I understand the need for it with regards to flame wars taking over a thread. So I guess either I am making the policy out to be more than it is or I'm seeing the end result differently than it is actually expected to be.