Some of the Admins, Super Mods, and Mods got together, trying to decide what kind of crappy change we could make to the message board to make your lives miserable. We came up with several good ideas, but seeing that most of those would have gotten us tarred and feathered we decided on only one little change, which, as it turns out, will prolly, in the long run, make things better for all of us...
You can no longer delete a thread by deleting the first post in said thread.
You CAN EDIT THE FIRST POST of a thread (if you are the one who made it, of course.)
You CAN NOT DELETE THE FIRST POST of a thread.
If you think a first-post or an entire thread needs deleted ask a Super Moderator, a Moderator or an Administrator and it will be dealt with quickly.
We did this to prevent loss of valuable information.
If you need a thread moved, copied, stuck, deleted, edited, or anything else, just ask, and we'll get right on it.
Added October 27:
In the event a thread or "first" post needs deleted, post details in the Board Issues forum, or send a PM to the Moderator of that forum, or to any Moderator or Administrator. Someone will deal with the thread / post as soon as required.
We did this for only one reason: too often we lose some very good information that is in a thread because the first post gets deleted and all posts after the first one goes down the tube with it.
Want your first post deleted? We can do that by splitting the good info out, then deleting the rest. You could also just go edit your post, leaving behind a single letter or character. A period will work.