Mystery solved. Explanation needed. Why are you guys allowing people to select who can or can't participate in a thread? This defies the principles of customer service and borders on a discriminatory practice. After all this is a public message board supported by paying members.
Imagine if I was to create a thread and banned every mod or admin. Of course I am sure that can't be done but I'm sure you get the point. I'd like to hear an explanation of this and it should be advertised to the board if this is the kind of policy your going to put in place.