Didn't you already answer your own question?
said by dillyhammer: said by Gone:
I get the feeling that he involved a lawyer and the lawyer told him to keep his mouth shut.
That is my sense as well.
A moderator locked the thread and moderators lock based on legitimate requests so clearly there was a reason to shut it. Maybe it was simply the case of people beating a dead horse.
The OP started the thread, thanked people a few posts later, then it was mostly you
commenting continually, so it's possible the moderator simply felt the dillyhammer thread had run its course?
I believe commenting on moderation is against forum rules as well, so we're both in trouble now...