I posted a number of comments on the main page about the fact that the donation scheme for the downgrader -- supposedly to support Yoshihiro in his efforts -- was either untimely or extremely suspect. Several others had the same reservations. Now all the comments are gone.
I've noticed several times that the policy here is that comments are allowed as long as they don't criticize the site or its policies or peturb the site's management, and that comments may or may not be allowed on a somewhat arbitrary basis.
I like this site - and I come here a lot. But this is the last straw. When they sold my email address to spammers, I didn't complain (and yes, I know it was this site). When they (he?) limit speach like this though, it's ridiculous and damaging to the site, and it makes me feel like the site is participating in some sort of shady practice that it doesn't want discussed or revealed.
I won't have any part of it. I'm taking my traffic elsewhere.