When a post is modded, why is the name of the poster also removed?
A few years ago this wasn’t how it was done. When someone made a personal attack (or any other type of post that is against the rules) and it was removed, we could still see who wrote that post. I much preferred it that way. While I generally do agree with removing content that breaks the rules, I think by removing the name of the poster as well (thus giving the offender anonymity) it does a disservice to the community. I’m sure people would think twice about posting stupid shit if they knew their name would remain up next to Response moderated (Personal attack/Writing standards/Flame-bait, etc.)
What do you guys think? Do you ever wish you could see just who was behind those half-dozen Flame-bait or Personal attack posts in the latest atheism/sexism/right-wing nut cases/Obama-care/gender identity/I only want the nice people to answer this/war on drugs thread?