It was a redesign of the Delete Post function. Previously if a moderator deleted a post any/all replies would be left and bumped up one level (in reference to depth) in the thread. Most of the time we would then go ahead and delete the replies one-by-one either as offensive or as orphans, no longer making sense without the initial comment present. Now if we delete a post ALL replies to that post are deleted automatically...we have no control over it any longer.
I previously brought it up with Lee and am hoping that both the old and new delete functions can be implemented side-by-side so that we can use the best one for the job on a case-by-case basis.
a general notice to SE members Original post
by jonah jones - 11/16/06 1:46 PM
since the new software came on the scene, we are no longer able to delete isolated posts, this means that if post #2 in a 7 post thread (or sub-thread) is deleted posts 3-4-5-6 and 7 are deleted too...
sorry for the inconvenience