they contain statements that would get the Publishers, e.g. PCA, into legal Trouble, either because they are libellous, sexist, racist, or any one of the group of 'ists that the law or the T&Cs here do not allow.
I may be barking up the wrong alley (to mix my metaphors), but i wonder if peg is meaning that; if a post (not thread) within a thread is removed after replies have been made to the offending post, the replies are still visible and consequently don't seem to make sense.
I wanted to know if we cuold have some kind of symbol that a post has been removed,I dont whant to see what was in the post or to know why it was removed just that one has been removed. laurie53 I put it on speakers corner to see what others thought. dagbladet spot on :-)
because there's a danger of overloading the site with gizmos, and to be honest this is the first time in over seven years that anyone has raised the point - we've managed pretty well as we are.
When I delete a post I usually take a careful look to see if the deletion affects the context of the discussion, or if it leaves 'orphan' posts - which refer to the deleted text, and look odd when it's gone. If there are such posts I'll delete them, too, and often I'll post a quick note to the thread to explain what's happened. Usually (but not always) I email the person who was responsible for the offending post, to explain why I deleted it. I don't do that in cases where it will be so obvious as to require no explanation - when there's obscene language, for instance.
Often the author of the deleted text responds with an apology, or indicates that he or she understands whay happened, and why. Sometimes I'm treated to an abusive tirade, but after all this time I'm used to that - it doesn't ruffle my feathers in the slightest. I don't normally discuss individual deletions in the forum because I feel it's something that's best kept between me and the person concerned.