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Moderator, there's no easy way to say this - assuming we are referring to my photo link and convex's reply to that, your response to the above post is both inadequate and, well, wrong.
The posts you deleted were on topic in their original context - which is its own argument for NOT merging the threads in the first place if you find, later, that they are not.
Unless, of course, you are of the opinion that they were off-topic in their original location. In which case, the decision to remove betrays a simple failure to grasp humour - really not an ideal quality for someone in your position.
If you want users to have some level of confidence in what you do (and, looking around the board, said confidence is in pretty short supply) you might want to think about this.
For starters, and as a general rule, don't delete what you perceive to be off-topic. Don't merge threads unless absolutely necessary. Feel free, of course, to advise and admonish (as I believe I've seen you do elsewhere, and effectively) before getting the scissors out.
Thanks, A (who understands, as a mod elsewhere, what your pressures are. But please - stop taking short-cuts)