I think this is getting a bit silly. Posts will, bar the odd accident, only be deleted if they are obscene untruthful unpleasant or something like that, or if a member requests that one of their posts is removed.
Topics do go off thread, people like to chat within a topic but that makes the boards friendly. If they go way off topic we can move the irrelevant posts to a new thread in Bongo's drum if they are just chitchat, or to a new thread relating to whatever the topic has turned to discuss in an appropriate forum so that everyone can join in.
Sometimes we get it wrong. Sometimes we try and get it right and it gets messy. That is what happened last night and started all this, and in a sense therefore is my fault. I moved some posts, the members involved thought they had been deleted, then they found them, everything got confused etc etc. We had a good laugh about it, it was very very funny .
So lets not take all this too seriously please. I made a mess, Steve made it worse (LOL) and has offered to buy everyone involved a drink. ONLY JOKING - don't want Steve deleting this.
Happy posting everyone!