Originally Posted by Jimmy10mm
Stuff happens that regular members don't see/hear. Mods don't act arbitrarily, they discuss what they do between the team.
I was about to make this very point until I saw you beat me to the punch. This is in my speculation the most common oversight of regular members. All they see are valid/on-point posts. Sometimes, even after deleting posts, there's just no way of saving the thread and it's time to bring the axe.