Re: Deleting a post
As usual in a lot of these situations someone ruins it. We used to have a delete option but it caused a lot of confusion.
Someone posts a reply, maybe angry or whatever and it's not cool. Then the next day they come back and delete the entire thing leaving all the replies looking out of place. It's nice they cleaned up their mess but now that the comments are gone, so is the proof that they posted something.
We allow editing (based on time for the same reason), so someone could clear out all the text but it still leaves a placeholder that yes, something was there.
A pm to me or the moderator and we will delete posts made by mistake. If it's obvious we will often delete them as part of daily housekeeping.
So, removing all the text is the best option for your post. Usually someone posts "wrong info" (in case someone already read it) "oops" or ...... and that tends to flag it for removal. If we miss it, no problem, it's just a blank reply and most understand
This is why you will see a lot of long time forum members quote the text in their reply. Most likely they had someone delete a nastygram before and want proof for the future.
Hope that explains it.