Posted: 21/11/2015 at 18:20
"We cant have one person making judgements like that ....sorry Dove but you were out of order there."
Sorry but I can never get the quote thing to work properly. Dove raised her concern with the moderator(s) which she/he is completely entitled to do. Dove did not remove the topic.
The moderator(s) do, and must, have the ability to remove content which they believe breaks the rules of the site. There is no requirement on them to explain their actions although in this case they have decided to do so.
As you might have guessed, I also undertake moderator activities on a site, not a plant / garden related one. If the mods there spotted a problem early on, and it's practical just to remove the original offending post, they might simply edit the topic to remove that part. Once you get to the stage of multiple 'problem' posts, total removal is often the only practical solution.