Just kidding about the 'bad word'; I see everything's straightened out now. As soon as I sent you that PM, I hit VPF and it was already back. Also, your thread is now proudly displayed.
Over the last few months, I was getting email notifications about replies to Bob'sVisual Pinball 6.1 thread, but when I visited I got the same 'invalid thread' response that I got tonight when I tried to read your 'VPF Offline?' post. Apparently, those bogus replies to 6.1 were "bot"-generated, and led to the discontinuation of email notifications.....at least in my case. So, now I visit a lot more often just to see if anything's up.
Btw, from what I've observed the last couple of years, bad words don't seem to hurt anyone around here, anyway. Cheers!