I find it somewhat "Odd", the action that was exercised in the following Thread : http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?141689-Space-observation-scientific-outpost 5 Posts were "deleted" for being "utterly off-topic". The Poster of the OP, Posted the following Post #6 : The Poster of the ^^above quoted^^ either "presumed" or "assumed" that I, dmoe, by stating Sol 3, "mean(t)" something that he referred to as "SUN/Earth L3". And instead of asking for any "clarification" or "elaboration" - went with that "presumption" or "assumption"! My response - where I attempted to "clarify" and "elaborate" - that I did indeed "mean" Sol 3 - was then "deleted", for supposedly being "utterly off-topic". My response directly addressed a "topic" presented by the Poster of the OP, in his Post #6. If my "response" to the "Topic" of Post #6 was "utterly off-topic", wouldn't that indicate that said "Topic" must have been "utterly off-topic" in the first place? Why are Posts "deleted" - without any "warnings" or "bans" being proffered? Shouldn't the Posts remain, so that Posters can actually see what is deemed "utterly off-topic", so that they can have a better idea of what is or isn't "utterly off-topic"? The deleted Posts, in my eyes at least, contained some other examples of conduct exhibited by the Poster of the OP, that might just be considered "rude", "insulting", "intentionally misrepresenting (twisting)another Poster words" and, last but not least, possible intentional "intellectual dishonesty". The "deleting" of Posts serves no purpose. The supposedly "utterly off-topic" Posts should be "tagged" or "marked' as "Violating Forum Rules" - with the "Violations" clearly "pointed out" and explained and justified - if they truly were "Violating Forum Rules" - then the appropriate Moderator Action should be taken..."warning", or "ban",...etc. I submit that the "deleted Posts" should be UN-DELETED and RESTORED...if for no other reason than FULL TRANSPARENCY! Any and all members of SciForums should be held responsible for any and all Posts that they author on SCiForums! Any and all Administrators/Moderators of SciForums should be held responsible for any and all Posts that they author on SciForums AND should also be held responsible for any and all Admin/Mod actions that they exercise! The "deleting" of supposedly "Rule Violating Posts" only makes it harder for Members to discern or decide what is in "Violation of Forum Rules" and what is not! Wouldn't SciForums be a better Forum, if open and honest "conduct" was exercised by all members AND Admins/Mods?? Again, I submit that the "deleted" Posts should be restored! If restoring them would include further "Admins/Mods Action", then so be it. At least then, any and all other members would be able to see the "Violating" examples and know exactly how and why such "Admins/Mods Action" is impartially adjudicated and exercised. I am interested in any and all thoughts/views on this "Odd" issue that I have presented.