How is it that we have a thread that starts out with the OP calling someone a piece of garbage and it gets made a sticky, a thread with the subject line of this1smyne is ripping me off and it gets locked but it's still there for all to see, threads where Teddy at musictoyz is accused of lying (again, locked but left), but mention that the Vertex wah looks like the BBE wah and uses the same board and the threads completely disappear? I didn't see anywhere where people were making disparaging remarks about Mason. Maybe I missed those in the first two threads, but I was typing a reply to the last one when it disappeared, so I'm pretty sure I didn't miss much in that one. Yes, there was speculation about the product, but the questions seemed reasonable given the similarities in enclosure, wiring, pots and inductor when viewed side by side. Sure, those who were sticking up for Vertex made some accusations of slander, and there was some back and forth, but no worse than many, many threads on TGP. I don't think it helped Vertex much to delete the threads. His explanation is now gone, so those who saw the questions without seeing the explanation are left to speculate. The forum for his explanations to be validated is gone. Those who saw the threads aren't going to magically forget what they saw, and the disappearance of the threads is likely to fuel the thought that something fishy is going on.