If your thread has disapeared, don’t panic, I will be moving threads which were placed in the wrong forum. Mostly, I will moving rules question threads to the New player help forum, since rules questions are more fit to there.
Also, several topics may need moving from the General Forum to the Axis and allies forum.
It is really no big deal. Anybody who looks into more than a few threads in GCNL and BOTB and still needs to see a badge to show that I know what I’m talking about… well… I don’t think the badge will convince them either.
It may be more important in the global game threads though since those are typically more active than the battle games.