PhantomNVD: Perhaps just delete the offending post and leave a mod comment? On threads I've been involved in it often shows on my live update and then clicking gets me a thread deleted page :(
Same thing onthe friends column when Freitasm has commented on something that perks my interest and then all I see is the 404 with no idea WHY ...
So my (minor) irritation is"not knowing" something I thought I should be able to know 🤔
In addition to the comment by @freitasm: If it is only one post in a thread that is an issue, the offending post alone will be removed/hidden. We will leave a post explaining as such if appropriate to do so, or make no comment if there is no need to.
We do NOT hide entire threads just because someone posts something inappropriate. As I said in my post above, lengthy discussions are usually only hidden if the OP requests it (or as mentioned, they remove it themselves). If it is deemed that a thread (new thread with very few responses) is inappropriate, then we may hide it in it's entirety.
We certainly don't just go around removing/hiding threads for the heck of it.