I know nothing got ugly, but several threads (at least a half dozen) in the past started out as innocently as yours ("i.e. can KA REALLY weigh only XXXX) and turned very ugly very fast so as a general policy Suzanne and the lovely mods made a policy specifically against that particular type of discussion. Without waiting to SEE if it would become ugly or not.
Its like politics....it IS possible to have a pleasant and polite political discussion, it is just so rare that 3FC doesnt have political threads as a matter of policy.
It really wasnt a personal thing
just an attempt to keep this a happy and friendly site!