This is a perfect example of why we created the political and religious threads. To allow something MANY sites explicitly do not, and give members the space to speak their minds without having to necessarily control or disallow it entirely. It's like everything in life, there's give and take to it.
It just doesn't sit right with most ppl when you feel the need to constantly and rigidly control every single aspect of a site. We get that. It's always a fine line and the balance isn't always where it needs to be from time to time. Because of the nature of this, mistakes get made once in awhile, or we jump the gun trying to do the "right thing"
I got no issue sending the guy an email, explaining our position and why I did what I did. Like I said before, I'll own it and it is what it is. Never had an issue admitting I could have done something different or made a better decision considering the circumstances.
My whole point of commenting on this to begin with was to explain why it was done and to put at ease those feeling we are engineering everything and potshotting ppl just because we can.
Nothing is further from the truth.
Not directing this at anyone in particular, only stating what I have from my point of view.