most of the time, we archive any thread that is just "b.s."... then the member can still find it.
if it's inappropriate, we get it out of public view, then eventually remove it alltogether. we don't have to justify why we did it or where it went.
whenever anyone on this forum signed up, they agreed to the following:
"8. Moderation - If a post or thread you have made has been moderated, please live with it. Moderators do not edit posts for the fun of it and do not have time to justify themselves every time. Moderators, and only moderators, can decide when a topic is to be locked/unlocked. Abuse towards admins or moderators will not be tolerated. This is not a rule to test your limits on. Live with the moderation or move on."
Enjoy the site. Don't make threads just to stir people up.
and in response to the contributor comments,
Don't "contribute" if you don't want to. No on is forcing your hand.
If you'll also notice in the contributor thread:
Contributing to a website does not grant you any kind of seniority or higher status. You don't contribute to a site so that others know you did. You contribute to a site, because you appreciate the time, money, and effort that goes into it and you want to be a part of helping in keeping it going. By contributing here we want to thank you for contributing by giving you some fun features and some free stuff. We cap the contributing at fifteen dollars so that no one contributes more than another financially. Most people can afford fifteen dollars. If you cannot afford to contribute to the site financially, no worries. You still have access to the exact same site, forums, and community as everyone else at a cost of $0.00. Every member here is on level ground. Whether it be a moderator, admin, newbie, or long time technical guru. No one here is more important than another and no one here is to be set above others. Contribute if you feel the want to, but if you do not it is ok. There is no obligation and nothing lost if you do not. Contributions are non-refundable."
Whether there are 100 contributors or zero contributors, the site will still be here (with no advertisements) any morning you get on to log into the site. (assuming no technical difficulties) Being a contributor does not give you any right to anything and that is explicitely dictated.