The last thread wasn't locked because it went off-topic. It was locked because you were obnoxious time and again and because you dismissed the importance of samaya.
LEt us leave the other thread out the question for now; it seems, then, that you don't consider sticking to the topic of any importance in threads?
Let us leave aside the other thread for now; but what about this current thread? What do you think about it.
Now going back to the other thread: 'tis a pity it was locked, because I never got to find ou what are his rules if say his wife goes into labour or mother has a heart attack at any inconvenient time for his samaya, what are the rules in such situations does he still need to seek absolution and re-empowerment...? In which case, how absurd...!
Sticking to topic is indeed very important; nevertheless, there is a tendency for almost any topic with multiple posts to begin to stray off topic. Such is simply the nature of conversation. At that point, usually a moderator steps in and asks people to try and stay on-topic or someone else points out that the thread is drifting away from the topic and we drop the sub-topics or open new threads to deal with them, allowing us return to the original topic.
After your statement in this thread that it should be closed due to straying off-topic, it is alarming that you completely go off-topic and bring the topic of the closed thread back to life by restating your questions from the closed thread.
Also alarming is your disrespect for the Zen tradition. Wether you like the approach of Indian or Tibetan or some other form of Buddhism better is one thing - even making a good case that tantric methods are faster to those of sutra is fine - but belittling the Mahayana Zen tradition is uncalled for.
Likewise, it is disturbing that threads have to keep being interrupted here.
I feel that the Admins on this site are doing an excellent job; I have no qualms with their moderation. However, Buddhanataka, if I were a moderator, you would have been heavily warned already. You are disruptive, dismissive, rude, and take samaya far too lightly.