A thread doesn't have to be locked if members simply act reasonably and comply with the TOS.
I'll say what I said on the other thread:
Folks please calm down.
I'll quote Zubaz when I felt hurt by something written in Forums: "It's the Internet. You need to get a thicker skin."
It's true for all of us at one time or another.
However, no accusation like that is allowed in public and is only handled in pm with an Admin or Moderator.
That said, if a member decides to go, then he goes. Not the first time and not the last. If he pulled his Gallery, then....