As a complete neutral who is going on the scenario from your post above, I can see why it was deleted. Imagine if Mr xxxxx came to see of the post and was an upstanding member of the racing fraternity. It's not worth the hassle all for the sake of a cheap laugh on the forum. You could highlight the reasons why you think its overpriced, but by using the phrase "PLOT LANDED" - automatically it sounds as if the trainer was up to no good.Not that anyone was suggesting my"deleted" posts included swearing etc,etc,i thought i best put it on record that it certainly did not.
I had highlighted before a race that this particular top jumps trainer had been campaigning his horse over the wrong trips/ground all season,and now his horse has been dropped for the first time in the handicap,he finally gets its optimum conditition's today.
When the afore mentioned beast romped home (having been heavily backed into 5/2), i simply posted well done Mr ******,plot landed, and it was that post which earned the "potential libel" email, and the thread deleted.
I was annoyed by this as i didn't see that as being disrespectful to anyone,indeed if anything i was complimenting the trainer on a shrewd piece of placement,besides does anyone seriously believe that Mr ***** would be taking me or anyone else to court for saying that!
We all have a limited time to give,and having given that time to the site, realization dawns it is better spent elsewhere if your posts/opinions are just going to get deleted for trivial reasons.So yes i agree with Rob that Over officious moderators could well have had an affect on people leaving/no longer posting on site.
However it's gone now so we move on and learn from the experience......
If you're able to spot those "plots", and the only thing preventing you from posting more is that it was deleted, then I urge you to come back and share with us more of those circumstances when you spot there's value in backing a potential "handicap improver" the fact you're knowledgable enough to realise when this is happening, just further highlights why having your thoughts on the day's racing would be useful in helping the forum get back to its former glory!