EDIT: There's no question/complaint icon. I wasn't sure what to pick, so I just left it blank. Please amend accordingly if need be. Perhaps there's a look-elsewhere bias, but this is becoming intolerably frustrating. While I respect that you want to keep physics forums clean of crackpots and bad discussions, for the second time today in the "High Energy, Nuclear, and Particle Physics" subforum (1 and 2, bare in mind I've been posting again on here for about two days), a thread was closed while I was composing a response. No one was flaming or promoting open pseudoscience on either of these threads. Thus, this is frustrating for a host of reasons, but here's the two most important that come to mind: 1.) I respect that people have stupid questions; I could tell the people were asking stupid questions basically by the thread title they chose. However, in physics, you often start out having stupid/bad/misinformed questions until you know enough to see why those questions are stupid. It's a vital part of every nascent physicist's education. Why, then, is there such hostility (particularly on one of them by moderators) on these threads? Is it seriously necessary to be rude with people and then to close these threads, simply because people are confused over things (in both cases) that I've seen people with BSc's in physics get confused over? Bare in mind, by the forum's own rules, one isn't even allowed to ask home-worky questions, so I myself am perplexed about what is actually expected to transpire in these specialized subforums, if not these types of questions. (Not to mention that, from outside perspective, it appears to be a wildly inconsistent application of the rules, because the most recent threads (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) all overtly violate the no-homeworky-threads policy on the HEP subforum, but apparently it's completely fine and none of them are closed or moved. I'm new to this forum and it's ways so you'll have to forgive me, but this makes no sense to me.) 2.) My time is valuable, and I just lost about two hours today crafting two very long posts that will never be seen by anyone (including myself, since they got eaten). Just to be clear, I tend to respond to people's "stupid questions" because I find it interesting to see where people's conceptual errors are occurring and to try to nudge them in the right direction. If there is a forum-wide rule that I can expect these threads to be closed on a whim (I checked the forum rules, there doesn't seem to be one --please correct me if I'm wrong), then please let me know now so I can stop spending time constructing posts that cannot be posted because these threads are breaking unwritten rules of Physics Forums. I welcome any insight into this from the Mentor Team. Thank you for your time!