Examples on this page of the thread in particular.
Its the longest thread there, and definitely the most random. Simply talk about whatever is annoying you in NUIG. Anyways, somebody makes a post about economics, somebody says he likes keynesian, and somebody then goes and claims keynes was an anti-semite, therefore he is wrong.
Now the discussion is actually getting interesting, and then the off-topic warnings are issued, and posts get deleted. Naturally enough, due to that one person (Jerkov) calling people anti-semites, he's insulted. Then a few more posts on the same topic (non-offensive) are made, and posts are deleted.
I ask via PM what was wrong with discussing economics in the NUIG forum (considering we learn it in NUIG and had the discussion going on there in the forum), and am told by KittyeeTrix that there is nothing wrong with discussing economics within the correct thread. I ask that the thread is split so the discussion can continue and have still not received a response.
Due to the heavy-handedness of moderating, with OT posts being deleted rather than topics being split, there has been a bit of a backlash, with a few of us openly complaining about it. These are naturally enough deleted.
The problem is that it is a smaller forum, with a few members who post frequently along with a bunch of people who come in to ask a few questions and so on. But the discussions that can go on can be interesting, and may result in threads going off-topic. Rather than these 'offensive' posts being deleted, at least a bit off effort should be made to preserve these posts in a new thread.
It doesn't help that at least one of the mods didn't even know what 'splitting a thread' actually meant. Instead, the mod just deleted the OT posts (which were fairly good ones regarding repeat exams and their merits) and created a new thread, saying how the previous discussion was interesting, but then the previous discussion no longer exists.
Intentionally or not, the heavy-handedness is having a stifling effect on discussion on the forum.