I have just moved this thread to the appropriate section, which is "Site announcements and support', is it visible on the home page? Yes. Only the topics in the 'Off Topic' section are hidden from the main page. Check yourself before you wreck yourself!
And Giblet has pretty much summed up the moderator actions. If a discussion is heated and out of control or disruptful, which of course is up to our discretion to judge, it will be locked or cleaned up. It's just rather unfortunate that those type of threads are usually about either Ferrari, Hamilton, Max Mosely, something political/racial, etc.
It's quite simple.
P.S. If Ferrari isn't capitalized you will
get an official warning, but we'll let it slide this time. This goes for any post or title content within the forum.