If a poster uses vulgarity or makes unfounded accusations I agree that the post should be removed, as they do, while leaving the trail of the post with the (removed for . . . .) intact.
That is not what the PW does if you post a criticism of them. Three of my posts have been deleted entirely in the past week for that reason. The threads have been subsequently restricted. The posts all stated the following:
Most who refuse to register do so because Jeb outed a registered user in the past and there were no consequences for that. It violated the PW policy, yet nothing was done.
Has that comment used vulgarity? Is that comment incorrect? Do I expect to see the PW delete this post?
If you want money for your paper then do not use the pretense of deleting "inappropriate" posts from the public while allowing your own editor to violate your written policies. You are editing free speech yet protecting your own staff from criticism or sensorship for violating those principles.