I have had two of my threads locked due to others' flaming back and forth.
I believe this is their intent in the first place. The OP is not discussed by these flamers.
b. Baiting where a member harasses another member to the point where he or she might retaliate in a flame.
I would rather much prefer that you delete the flaming posts rather than to lock my thread.
And as a review regarding the laws involved for no flaming:
Rule No. 1 - No "Flaming"
1.1 You may discuss another individual's beliefs or religious organization but you will not harass, insult, belittle, threaten, defame or flame the individual (member or nonmember) as this is considered personal attacks in posts, PMs and any other communication within this site. This includes, but is not limited to:
a. Directly calling another member “cultist,