This is pretty much the opposite of what I did here. I privately wrote to Matthew, expressed my concerns and asked him to pray and think about it. I didn't tell him what to do or even suggest any actions. Minimodding is about publicly being bossy, not privately discussing one's concerns with a moderator.
Well, if your intent in asking Matthew to hide the Flat Earth threads was to prevent Traditional Catholics from looking bad, Matthew should likewise have banned all the threads in which you and other Trads were advocating wife-beating. Talk about something that makes Traditional Catholics look bad! In fact, I criticized you specifically on that count, that even if you felt in principle that some corporal punishment of wives by their husbands might be permitted, under some specific circumstances, prudence nevertheless dictates that you should keep it to yourself and stop advocating the position publicly. Flat Earth talk PALES in comparison to how bad the advocacy of WIFE-BEATING makes Traditional Catholics look in the eyes of the world. Many other topics make Traditional Catholics look much worse in the eyes of the world than flat earth talk ... Holocaust denial, Nazi sympathizing, advocacy of wife-beating, "racist" attitudes (all of which have been actively promoted here on CI). Even though I have certain opinions regarding some of these subjects that would certainly make us look bad to the world, I will not be very vocal about it to prevent this from being a stumbling block to someone who might otherwise be interested in Traditional Catholicism. Whether or not I agree with you on the wife-beating issue is secondary. Even if I did, I would shut up about it and not go on a crusade to promote it. Lots of people might say, who cares what the world thinks? Well, in certain non-negotiable doctrinal/dogmatic issues, certainly we cannot compromise. But what bearing on a person's salvation does the Holocaust question have? Or does a husband who does not beat his wife risk his eternal salvation? Isn't that one of the greatest criticisms that you have regarding Flat Earth, that it isn't essential to the good of souls?