The reason I was told is that there was an enormous rash of Q&A threads in the past spawned from a few popular Q&A threads and it cluttered up the forums.
To prevent such an outbreak again, your topic was removed.
That's dumb, but it's also not your fault. Tell whoever did delete them though that you think it's dumb. There's a point. Travis's thread was actually interesting though. I could see deleting something like "ASK A TYPICAL SOCIALLY AWKWARD 13 YEAR OLD ANYTHING" thread, but the Israel QA thread was one of the only threads I actually enjoyed reading anymore.
You're just the messenger that but that's pretty silly.
If suddenly everyone went stupid and started making threads about following the rules would you delete guidelines pinned thread?
Mods do whatever when some one tells them, no offense. I mean, i even got a lot of quotes from mods saying why chat threads are a terrible thing to the forums, yet when they're allowed i don't see them campaigning to get rid of their evilness.