Recently, a new user posted (in UbuntuForums.org) some questions about his considering Ubuntu. Since I had first explored Ubuntu with 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and recently experienced problems upgrading to 11.10 (Obsolete Ocelot), I had replied to the user thusly:
If you want flexibility, then you will be wise to stay away from Ubuntu! Canonical thinks that all desktops should operate like a tablet and are forcing GUI decisions on all users. So, if you want flexibility, then you will avoid Ubuntu. The last two releases (11.04 and 11.10) are getting more and more restrictive. Apparently, Canonical believes that user choice is a bad thing...
 Oh, it was an earlier post which got my 2 messages banned, apparently. The earlier (by 10 minutes) message was a vent:
[...] I am relatively new to Ubuntu... my first exposure was 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). I could not stand being a victim of (dis)Unity and I worked diligently to avoid it... and used Gnome (classic?)... Now that I have upgraded to 11.10 (Obsolete Ocelot), I have a problem with trying to use Gnome 3 Shell... First, it sysinfo reports that Gnome is at version 2.32.1; and, when I use the gear on the login screen to select Gnome, I get a desktop which cannot be used. The items on the panel are messed up (missing characters), sysinfo reports Gnome 2.32.1... etc. [...offensive and clueless rape analogies removed...] Don't know why I ignored Debian before... But, it's time for me to get this crapBuntu off my system.
I was surprised to receive a message alerting me that my post was considered a "troll" and had been removed. My question is: Is there a forum for discussing Ubuntu where honesty is permitted?