This came up in a recent thread but wasn't put as a definite suggestion. So I thought it might be worth asking this explicitly? So - fair enough if a moderator closes or locks a thread then it's obvious what happened - you can look and see. But if a thread just disappears, then there are several possible scenarios and it's not clear to anybody what happened. So - could we say that if any thread is deleted ourtright, then the Moderator must notify the thread starter by PM? Even if it is just a 'standard' one-liner : "Your thread was deleted because....." - and maybe have a multiple choice list in FAQs. So Mods don't have to write too much - just the general heading from that FAQ. (Of course this doesn't apply where it is someone who is banned becasue of the extremity of what they posted) Surley thsi woudn't be too much to ask and would clear up a lot of confusion and save time for everybody in the long run?