gzt: In the ideal world some notification (preferably with a copy of the deleted item for rephrasing if desired) would be great. I'm guessing the existing moderator interface might not support these functions, and copy and paste to achieve all this would be tedious.

Again, I have no objection to moderation like this serving the needs of the geekzone community, just think there should be some kind of minimum notification/acknowledgement that a moderation event has occured.

The biggest barrier to implementing this is frequency.  This is the first time I've seen a post hidden, on request of the user, in the last six months.

The most frequent mod action is moving posts into the correct forums, the odd FUG issue, and banning a spammer.  We do very little moderation here.