Dean, There were two issues with the closure of the thread. One was OT posts. I think that an OT (off topic post) is considered to be any post not directly referring to (in this case) Pure Castile (100% OO) soap. So posts referring to using the soda bicarb and Almond oil might be considered to be OT. This doesn't bother me but it obviously bothers Zany. OT posts can't be deleted by anyone but the original poster of that post. All the original poster of the thread can do is to request that the thread be closed down. Hence, Zany requested some posters to remove their posts and start another thread.