In reference to this thread I wanted to throw out some feedback.
I don't want to start anything negative here and I'm not pointing fingers at anyone but think it would be a good practice for mods or admins to PM members whenever they close, edit, or delete other people's threads or posts. This couple of minutes on the mod's part would avoid one or more things:
1) A member getting aggravated because their good intended post/thread was altered for an unknown reason;
2) In the case referenced above, avoid yet another thread of "WTF???" types because the OP is in the dark;
3) I've been noticing closed (and apparently deleted) threads to avoid "clutter" or too many threads of the same topic, but as the above thread shows, it's really not working (being closed will eventually allow it to fade away but while it's open... ) because the OP then is inclined to start yet another thread asking why and inevitably mentioning the original topic within.
I just wanted to throw out a bit of constructive criticism and hope you take it that way. I had one of my threads closed and and it pissed me off a bit, especially as a newer member. I didn't start a rant thread but rather PM'd the mod who did it. Once he explained why, I was good. It made sense.
In summary, I think you can avoid much of what you're trying to avoid with a simple quick PM to the appropriate members about their post or thread closures/deletions.