To answer your first point ...er .. first, I had considered deleting the whole thread and perhaps on reflection should have done but you have to remember that there is a lot of activity on the site and we are few in number so things do get missed. Once I was aware of the slanging match, I lockedAdmin,
I can understand why the Dribble bars/tb thread was locked and I think you were right to do so. But why was someone allowed to post such unproven rubbish to start the thread?
If I can answer your first point:OP specifically linked the use of dribble bars to the spread of tb with no evidence whatsoever.
Would you let me start a thread that all Everton supporters are sexual deviants?