Megamixer wrote:Btw - genuine question - can someone explain to me why somebody replying to a spam thread makes it 'un-deletable'? Can't you just delete the whole thing anyway?
It doesn't make in un-deletable, it just takes longer to delete.
I'm reasonably sure it works in the following way:
Basically, the easiest way to get rid of a load of spam is to delete the user. When you delete the user, you get a chance to automatically delete all their posts as well. If they have made the only post in a thread (i.e. no one has replied), the entire thread gets deleted. However, if people have replied in the thread, that thread still exists, with the first post missing, so it's still cluttering up the forum.