Long story short: I'm not an avid writer in the discussions here. Coming back from a Usenet age when people responded when they had something to offer, I'm being more and more drawn away from this environment.
I've written in plenty of forum and lists in the last 30 years and I must say that even though the discussions here are usually top-notch, personally thread handling has been a nightmarish experience. As I've written in my (banned/deleted) comment in the link at the top, it feels like there are a zillion of moderators abusing authors by downvoting/closing/deleting material.
Case in hand: I'm in the process of creating a current technology active directory (Server 2019) by migrating an old, 2003-based active directory. Personally, it wouldn't matter if the active directory was dated 5-, 10- or 1000-years ago. I have to import the AD data (users/policies/etc) to the new infrastructure. And I have had a very valid reason, an obstacle, which clearly received no answer (hence, a discussion that could welcome one at least solution).
Why would this thread be down-voted is beyond me, apart from the fact that rock stars have a zillion clicks in their youtube channels, and ground-breaking vids do not... Someone did not understand what the issue was about, I can live with that.
What I do not dig is why someone elected to actually close this thread. Would a thread asking info to port some ancient COBOL routines to C++ 19 also be closed by a mod?
Was the thread closed because server 2k3 is obosolete? But Server 2019 is not! Furthermore, is serverfault about only what is considered "current" in developed countries? Because, I can assure you there are a lot of countries out there for which a proliant ML350 G5 is state of the art.
This is the second or third time I've posted in these discussions and ended up with a closed thread. In some cases I've managed to take some useful information and in others I feel that I was guillotined by an over-zealous mod. Wouldn't post here right now, but I'm a bit on edge. So, looking out for opinions here mostly on what was wrong with the thread at the top. Still interested in what your "feel" here is.