Personally I see no reason to have closed out the thread Maverick. Y'all will note the basic topic header is "say whatever you want (almost)-Not about Bags. Nothing posted in the thread was vile (except maybe hummus - just kidding I love hummus), derogatory, ill willed or otherwise ill considered. I have never seen this as a strictly travel thread - far from it. The community of folks who have participated in the forum over the time I have been following it have discussed a variety of far ranging topics and should continue to do so. If a person is seeking a forum devoted strictly to travel, there are bunches out there. No one forces anyone to either participate in the forum and individual threads. If anyone does not like a thread, they can simply ignore it.
Maverick - there was nothing to apologize for.
Soapbox being put away and I am going back to my traditional lurker status.