There were a couple of posts that looked like an argument was starting up, but I was on another site and clicked over to see what had been added and it was gone. Tried a few times and even went through my profile page and it was completely gone. Sorry it happened to you. I say try again.
You need to PM a moderator before starting a new thread. I believe it did get removed, though I don't know why. You will get in trouble if you 'just' start a new thread with the same topic after they removed one, so you'll have to contact them and see what's up first.