Originally Posted by SamS
If you've ever moderated a big board such as this, you'd realize that sending messages to everyone that had a post deleted would be a 24/7 job. It's task enough just cleaning up after the trouble-makers.
It's not a stealth delete, more like cleaning up after a crime scene, then having neighbors two streets over complain that the clean up crew didn't personally knock on their door and spend 30 minutes telling them what they've been doing.
moderate a forum this big
And I, nor any of my associates, would never, ever, ever delete posts without leaving a note. It's just plain rude. If it's a single post that's bent the rules, I would either leave a note in the thread or PM them directly. if it's an entire thread cleanup then a note always gets left in the cleaned thread. It's not hard, it's not a big deal and it's called manners