I was the one who reported the porno spam posted in the pack ice thread, just before your post. I do recall your post as being well written and on topic. For some reason, my post was deleted also (along with yours and the porn post).
The only explaination I can see, is an inadvertant multiple post deletion and banning of "wind_magic" by either the moderator or administrator.
True Blue . . .
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