Thank you for your swift reply. Yes he mentioned that he was a hunter but is that a crime or against the BF rules? I have contacted a moderator. Let's see what will be the reply.I had posted within this thread, but perhaps something on the debate was not in keeping with forum rules. Could it have been that the OP mentioned that he or she was intending to use the instrument when out " hunting " ( if I recall correctly )? Maybe drop one of the site administrators a Direct Message / Conversation.
Erasing an entire thread is extreme and I'm disappointed. He asked questions about binoculars, answers where interesting and if memory serves, talked about hunting only when asked about it. He never said a word about it before.
I do not hunt but as he said, this is kind of hypocrite to point at him unless everybody here is vegan.
A lot of bloviating here with excuse and justification and continued arguments about hunting. Seriously? This is a binocular thread on Bird Forum. I defer to the moderators and I respect their opinions. We've had hunters around here before throwing their weight around and it is offensive. Maybe the timing was bad for NZbinodude and he reaped the outcome of what had preceded him. People are allowed at this site for the pleasure of the site owner and the moderators. Don't like it? There are other places to have this discussion and there won't be birders there to interfere.
I wouldn't be surprised if this thread is deleted or (at least) moved to Ruffled Feathers.
Oh, and NZbinodude- In your post #15 where you attempt to quote what I wrote previously (second paragraph) there was no "F" in my writing. I'm afraid you are projecting. If you are righteous, there's no need to embellish.