OP, I've spent a little time going through the thread in question. Now I have no expertise whatsoever in the underlying subject, but I will comment on the way the thread evolved
Firstly mods have been active in the thread, which they have now closed and I can see plenty of evidence they have removed a number of posts. However you started this thread (ie this one I've moved to Help Desk) on a Sunday evening, and mods are not going to be online continuously. Sometimes it will take a bit of time for them to get to deal with reported posts, so please do not be surprised if it takes some time (as it has for me to get to this particular thread)
As a non-expert what I see is you asking for advice, a number of posters providing what they considered appropriate advice. In addition others chipped in with similar issues, and indeed how they had sought to deal with those issues.
Now it is very clear that you did not appreciate some of that advice. That's fair enough, but you failed to elaborate why you did not appreciate it, resulting in what appears to be frustration on both sides. Other posters could see a simple solution, and indeed those who had faced similar issues would support the approach being suggested
Unfortunately you did not want to go down that route, and discussions became heated (from both sides I would add)
Just to make one thing clear though, although you were the OP, you do not "own" the thread, and it is perfectly reasonable for the discussion to focus on something you perhaps did not consider appropriate, but others did. You very clearly got worked up about the responses being posted, but you had 3 solutions that would have avoided further escalation. It was very clear the only advice been provided was not considered useful to you. You could have
1. Embraced the advice being given
2. Ignored the posts you had an issue with; or
3. Withdrawn from the thread altogether
In all cases there remained an underlying discussion which was of interest to some even if not yourself.
Ultimately a mod closed the thread due to the trainwreck it had become, but I would suggest there were contributions from both sides to that trainwreck.
I appreciate this may not be what you are wanting to hear, but that is my view having tried to look at this thread as an "outsider". Yes some of the contributors did not exactly act in a totally civil and/or constructive manner, but I would include yourself in that category