Iâ€™m fed up with replying to forum threads, only to find later, that they have been removed due to the actions of someone else. I do wonder sometimes why I bother posting on forums these days. A recent example would be the disappearance of a thread on this forum, about the incident in Woolwich, I would have understood if the page count of the thread on here, as on a couple of other forums, had been growing faster than one person was able to read it, but I don't think this was the case. On the basis that people put a lot of time and thought into their forum posts, I donâ€™t think it is at all fair for those posts to be removed along with other posts which are deemed to be offensive. Unless there are good or urgent reasons for removing a whole topic, such as in the example above where the page count is increasing faster than it is possible to read it, this could be seen as a cop out. Iâ€™ve been a member of this forum since 2005, so before anyone tries to simply blame threads being locked or deleted on the offensive posts of others, it doesnâ€™t wash with me anymore. Moderators and admins have the means at their disposal to moderate and edit comments which need it. If time constraints make this difficult, I'm sure there are plenty of people who would be willing to assist. I think those who post offending comments need to be dealt with, rather than whole threads being locked or removed, otherwise this spoils it for other people who had contributed to it without resorting to abuse. Iâ€™ve seen threads on other forums reach 60 or 70 pages in some cases without being deleted, so if itâ€™s possible there, itâ€™s possible here. I also donâ€™t buy into the suggestion that because moderators and admins have lives outside of the forum, they donâ€™t have time to edit every single post. This is because Iâ€™ve done it myself and I know that if it isnâ€™t immediately possible to edit a topic, it can be made temporarily invisible, or moved to a part of the forum not visible to regular members, while it is edited or pruned, and offending posters dealt with. As I have said before, Iâ€™m not looking to become a moderator on here, but I would rather offer to do it than see topics deleted for want of someone willing to moderate them.