If a thread must be deleted...
...I wish there were a way(s) to give a bit of closure or a warning first. I was thinking, what if there was a standard message that was posted when a thread is being watched and in jeopardy of deletion...something like..."Warning: This thread is in danger of being deleted due to_______(violation of rules ? lack of productivity ? the fact that people are getting hurt and it is not supportive ?) Please stop this behavior immeadiately. Mothering supports only respectful dialouge..."
Some people may not know it could happen. Some people may not see how out of line it's getting. Most will want to save the thread and will comply, at least they are getting the chance, well knowing the consequences if they don't play nice.
It is disconcerting to have your careful thoughts deleted without knowing about it. Of course, the integrity of the boards, and the tone of respect, must be maintained.
I have nothing but thanks and praise for the Moderators and Administrators.....thanks for making this a place we can all feel welcome in.
A way to warn that a thread is in danger,,,just a thought...or maybe after the thread is gone a note in it's place that thread XYZ was deleted for not maintainiing respectful dialogue, etc. Something ?
Thanks for your consideration