Scott, we do not engage in wholesale deletions of past posts because it makes threads unintelligible. Indeed, we have rule 4(c) against such actions. If you want to be banned, that’s easy to take care of.
Since people here only value soundbites to read, what significance is it if my posts are deleted? And with those who choose to engage in dialectic, there is a tendency for them to continue to poison people’s wells with their insults which encourage others to not to want to speak up for likely fear of the same treatment. It’s bullying and I don’t like to be apart of it.