As the mod in question, I did tell everyone to get back to the OP and to take all debates about it to Great Debates. I say it in this post, last sentence…so you were not singled out in that regard.
You were singled out when you:
- Insulted another member
- Made a post that seemed to be little else but “Haha, I made you mad!” and…
- Kept on debating in that thread after I asked you (and everyone else) to take it to GD.
IMHO exists mostly to ask for opinions, hence the name of the forum. Great Debates is more suited for debates, and although there can sometimes be crossover and debates that start in IMHO topics, the mods try to keep it separate as best as possible.
You were the main person in that thread arguing your points…which–after you gave your initial opinions and repeated it 2-3 times–becomes a topic that is more only about you and you debating against everyone else in the topic.
Saying and making your viewpoint clear is okay a few times, but when it comes down to a huge debate that interrupts the topic (and even degrades into a few insults being thrown around), that is better suited for the GD (without the insults) or the Pit (with them).
My point stands: You can make a thread in Great Debates continuing your debate if you want. You can link to that thread and you can even quote posters’ posts from it if you want. You are not being censored, you were only asked to take it to a better suited forum.
Everyone else was asked the same thing.