They delete bad remarks? So what does that achieve? All that says is that they don't want anyone knowing he bad stuff about Poland, Polish people and whatever those people are discussing. Why don't they want people to know about the bad stuff?
PD - I too disagree with moderators deleting bad remarks about Poland (or any country) no matter how hurtful they are. Also, I believe that "freedom of speach" technically doesn't exist on private websites. PF could easily have imposed a rule stating "Only Positive Articles on Poland will be published" and I'm pretty sure it'd be all legal but smart? Hardly...
Having said that vulgarity should be limited and maybe posters should get infractions, time to revise their post before the mod deletes the vulgarity.
However, the Random Thread in a way does what you say PF doesn't want to do. It "deletes" posts in a sneaky way... Most people do not look for their missing posts amongs hundreds of other posts in a Random chimichanga thread.
I think posters should get infranctions for breaking the rules and after a while 7-day, 30-day, etc. suspensions.
If posters on a thread stray away from the subject too much they should get an infraction but the post should NOT be moved.
Random thread should be abolished!
If a thread gets beyond control - close the thread. People will learn sooner than you think.
All actions by the moderators should be explained to the "offender" and the screen name of the Mod should ALWAYS appear. Plain common sense and courtesy...
I visit several other message boards and most have some or all of those options - maybe that's why I miss them here.
If you want to take a look here's one example.
Actually know the founder.
Here's a British version:
Just my devalued 1 penny on the subject...