I believe I was the one who merged your original post as I noticed it was a duplicate of an already existing feature request for secret key/file functionality in Bitwarden.
Typically this is done to keep any related feature requests coalesced, as such any votes from related feature requests are also subsequently merged so a more accurate vote count can be shown.
I am not sure as to why your original was set for deletion. This may have been a new automated task after posts are merged to help keep down the clutter in the forums, but perhaps @dwbit can provide some further insight into this specifically.
Typically most postings are open for discussion, however I believe the particular request in question had to be limited (due in part to some community guidelines not being adhered to) and then closed by the moderators here as it seems to be a_fairly_ contentious subject.
That is not to say that we wish to limit discussion by any means, and for anything feel free to drop your thoughts into the Ask the Community section.
I was a bit suprised I could not post to that topic, and the links led me here.
So how/when will it be allowed to discuss the “secret key” topic again, currently it is still closed?
I would have expected toxic posts/people to be moderated individually, don’t you think it’s a little harsh to disallow the discussion for everyone else and delete all contributions, good or bad, by association?