I've had a response regarding my missing thread from the T/A team:
"In the case at hand, the topic had degenerated into an argument, with most posts containing inappropriate content such as personally hostile remarks, national stereotypes, and rants about other members' contributions. None of these posts were individually acceptable, which collectively resulted in the entire topic being deleted."
I hadn't read the thread since tea time and so can't comment on how much it had degenerated. I hadn't even realised that some of the posts had been removed before the whole thread went.
Nevertheless, if I have offended anyone on this forum or if you feel I was guilty of anything in the above paragraph, then I am heartily sorry. It was not my intention to upset, offend, accuse anyone of anything - simply my way of trying to promote Kenya.
I shall take my blunt Yorkshire=ness to task and again, I'm most sincerely sorry - as a Destination Expert I should have realised before things got too far. I'm off to eat some humble pie and custard...