Of course, owners of private forums have the right to delete anything they chose. But, in this case, Alan, it's a cowardly act worthy of a bully that you choose to edit a post out of existence rather than reply to it. That type of moderation makes this board a puppet [to use Rossi's hilarious take on this word] of believers such as the ones who continually brownnose Rossi.
Mary it could be worse. When I was expelled from a nuclear energy site for my support of LENR, my 1000s of brilliant posts were all removed and the total sum of my accumulated wisdom was erased from history. So Sad. Yes, I have scarified much for LENR. Any yet I feel that these shared sorrows are drawing us closer together.