Some of you know I am a moderator over at the SEO Chat forums. Since all authors here are moderators at the various forums on the Internet, I wanted to post my course of action when deleting and editing a thread.
In the past, when I deleted a thread, I always took the time to send a PM (private message) to the individual who posted the thread. This way I can explain the problems with the post and the reason it was deleted. I can honestly say that I have never received a response back that was angry in nature. Most were understanding and the ones that did not respond, knew that they were wrong in posting whatever they posted.
Now SEO Chat allows moderators to delete or edit threads and publicly detail the reason behind the modification to the post. So no more PMs needed.
If your a moderator, please let me know what you do in these cases?