This is proof where it just looks ugly and puts a bad vibe on the thread. Do you feel like posting on that thread? Not really, Would look so much better without the "hidden post" and make it only visable to the user who got its posts deleted.
@1416 - "something arabic which I couldn't be arsed to try and spell"
Strategy is probably the core value of WarLight, So it makes sense to make a individual thread and protecting it with good moderation. If there are bad apples that are posting bad things they are attacking this principle and making the game forums not very fun or enjoyable + bad experience. So I feel people really want a Strategy forum working as much as I personally do. So, Yes I think this is a new moderating system to try and get people to give the forums a chance especially this one!
If you don't want a good Strategy forum, You are either a diplomacy player or you are at the wrong game, It's as simple as that I believe.