Can I ask the mods for a favor?
Lately (well not really just lately) there has been a lot of shenanigans going on with quite a few people trying to astroturf, shill, and spam the forums. It would be helpful for some of us if instead of just deleting whatever posts or nonsense they've posted you could leave it up and edit out the offending links while inserting a mod edit explanation to let us know what happened in the thread and why things had to be deleted. I understand that this makes more work for all of you since it's easier to just nuke the question rather than edit out the problem and it also makes for a less cluttered forum. However, I feel that it makes it much easier for regular users to identify and report bad actors if we can see past history of bad acts perpetrated here. Otherwise, it tends to look like a one-off which may or may not get reported and could be easily overlooked. Thanks!