Yeah, a few reasons for locking this. First, the topic was indeed veering off into a side debate. Second, if such a topic continues, even in civil territory, we'd run the risk of dredging up the very sour tone of the earlier posts. The focus of this topic was an informative rule announcement, not an endless debate. If anyone's interested in topics such as accreditation in society, then I highly recommend creating a civil topic in General Discussion or thereabouts.