Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Occasionally but not often posts are removed and typically when that happens the poster is notified.
Usually when a post is removed it's for one of several reasons.
1. The post was religious or political content that isn't on topic for this board. We have some rules about this sort of content to prevent flame fests and to keep the board focused on fiberglass eggs.
2. The post discusses or makes some conjecture about moderation. The reason we remove these is that moderator/member actions are private between the individual and the site team. We work hard to maintain member privacy and this includes "moderator interactions" and personal account issues.
3. Personal attacks. It's possible to post in opposition to another opinion with out being rude, sarky, mean or cruel but sometimes folks step over the line.
4. Posts designed to trash someone or some company. It's ok to post your personal experience with a product or service, even if it's negative but sometimes we have folks on a vendetta and that's not productive. Often the other other party will register to post their 'side of the story" and we aren;t really in a position to be the Jury. we ask members to take business disputes to more appropriate venues - like small claims court.
It's important to note that when a post has been removed that sometimes posts that were put up in response are also victims... without the original content, they lose their meaning and become orphaned and this is what happened to your post. You posted in response to a member account issue that should have remained private.
We work hard to keep the forums open and free flowing but mods are volunteers and have to make judgement calls. If you have a concern please send a PM, someone will respond