What is the difference between a closed thread and a banished thread? Does it depend on a mod's mood? Does one have more honor/shame than another? Are banished threads extreme bad examples to all, like a head on a stake?
I don't know if this is related, but something is wrong with a thread in Music, specifically the "Amazon.com MP3 Download Top 100 Bestsellers -- November 06, 2011". If you try to click it, it goes directly to the-w.com.