Quote from Rakanoth
I believe it would be simpler if moderators would refuse to delete posts that have already been quoted. Deleting part of a conversation just confuses members.
Honestly, I agree. That's not the point though; if they are going to delete a post, especially one that's been quoted, then yes. They should say that has been deleted; regardless of whether it's off-topic or not, because at least then it's still a means of communication.
Quote from citricsquid
I already explained above (post #23) that we can't solve this problem with our current constraints (this software) but we have potential solutions long term. I assumed you had read this post and were continuing the discussion because it did not resolve your concerns, hence the assumption you were upset / angry about infractions.
I didn't see it because I was working on something else and ended up missing it. Either way, I disagree with that kind of policy - why should they be invisible? Sure, I can understand it on posts that are inflammatory or what not, but not on posts that are pulled by request, especially when it has been quoted and talked about by others. All it does is lead to more confusion as to why those posts disappeared, or rather, why our posts disappeared when there was nothing wrong with them. It's very irritating to have what you wrote suddenly gone because someone else requested their post to be removed, because you do not know why they're gone. You just know they are. It comes across as some kind of censorship.