I would loke to know if I have the audasicity to question why a thread was closed, will I be banned for life? I was a member of another Vist, Win7, Win8 forum. As such I started a thread asking where or if possible to obtain a download or install cd of Windows XP Media Center 2005 retail. The reason that I was looking for it was because that what was on my HP laptop prior to sending it to a third party for repair, when it came back it had Windows Media Center 2002 OEM version installed on it. The thread was being discussed and as such the legality of it came up., I of course injected that I was definately not interested in any illegal activities. Another member brought up that it was not illegal to download the OS, just the key and such. Another member asked if he could post a link to a download; the thread was closed by a moderator saying that a link would not be tolerated. Unable to PM the moderator I did as their own site instructed, if unable to PM or obtain an answer. start a new thread. I started a new thread advising that I was unable to PM and asking why the thread was closed as there was no link posted but only question asking if they could post a link, they never ever said that it was a torrent link. The Moderator assumed that it was going to be. Next thing I know I'm banned for life with no reason given. I can only assume it was because I had the audasicity to question a moderator. I PM'd a adminastrator from the sister forum asking why I was banned and I was banned from there. From all appearences it is Ghestopo at it's best. I read and reread the forum rules and I did absolutely nothing wrong. Anyways I am asking if that is going to happen here. If it ever gets to this point again that I have to ask why a thread was closed will I be banned?