Hi again snohare,
Oh dear! I could swear I had replied to this a few days ago. I'm sorry. I think I was going to look up the thread in question, on that board, before answering. But I must have gotten side-tracked.
Moderators, the HealingWell administrator, and the member him or herself have the ability to edit and/or delete messages. But the member can only edit and delete their own messages. And moderators can only edit and delete messages on boards that they moderate. Only the admin can edit and delete any message anywhere. And I just mention all that fyi.
If any one of those 3 simply edit a message, but don't delete it, the message which was edited is annotated with the name of the one who did it (yours, the moderator's, or the admin's). So you can always figure out who edited the message and ask them directly. But if a message is deleted entirely, there's no way to know which of those 3 did it.
Typically, if messages are fairly substantial in size, a moderator will simply edit out any parts which are against the Rules and Guidelines. For an entire message to be deleted on purpose, it would have to be blatantly offensive or critical, advocating for suicide, pure advertising or promotion, and other things mentioned in the Rules and Guidelines.
But based on the messages you have posted here, which have been entirely appropriate, I suspect the deletion was not done on purpose. There is some kind of glitch which affects all the forums at HealingWell, that causes random deletion of messages every now and then. So if you're sure of where you posted the message, and weren't perhaps in a different thread by mistake, when you posted it--it was probably an innocent "victim" of that glitch.
So speaking for HW, I apologize for this. I know the tech people are working on the problem. I think you're a great member, and an asset to the forums where you post, and I'm glad you joined. I've enjoyed what few discussions we've had, and look forward to getting to know you better! Also I really appreciate that you had the courage to ask about the missing post, instead of making assumptions or accusations.
Hhm, not sure I can say I'm flattered to have a caterpillar namesake, but since it's a cute little inchworm, I think it possibly might "grow on me"! LOL!! Has it cocooned yet? That would be pretty exciting to see what the moth looks like! I wonder if it needs to overwinter, before the moth emerges? Maybe I'll do a quick search for Geometrideae. I guess I am a little excited about the transformation, though. It IS pretty cool how the caterpillar turns into moth (or butterfly)--I mean, when you think about it, it really is a rather miraculous process. Ok, well let me know how my little namesake is doing. I don't have any children, so I probably shouldn't expect to ever have grandchildren. But maybe I can be a grandmother after all! LOL!! (Sorry, I'm kind of bad about puns )
Well, once again, sorry it took me so long to reply. Take care.