We look into the reports that we receive. Despite our own feelings etc, if it doesn't break the forum rules, then there isn't a great deal we can do. If you feel we haven't looked into something there is the Helpdesk.
And this is how you give feedback, even though it is somewhat negative against the us, mod team. It has suggestions as to how mods can do better. Regarding threads going into multi threads. I think Medusa covered this recently in a thread. If we have multi threads on a subject they can and do cross over. We have had countless accusations that we have removed a post, when we did nothing of the sort and it was just sitting in another thread on a similar subject.
I've long since wanted something automated to advise users that this post has been removed for x reason. We don't have the time to message users to say what they've done wrong. Although, as you mentioned, they contact the Helpdesk. If a post is removed, you can more or less gurantee it (and usually a post chain after) has broken the forum rules.
We respond to reports, if a user reports something and we usually have a gut intiution how it's going, we stop it there. It isn't going to be everyone's taste and we can't please everyone.
We have had instances where that has happened. And no it didn't result in the banning of the person. Ironically it went the otherway when we looked further into it.
Well....good thought on paper. However, some users would simply remove what they don't agree with aka there would be a BIG bias issue with this. With some of the reports we get, it would cause more conflict than it's worth. It would increase the mod/admin work rather than reduce it. I think users can still edit their own posts? (im sure someone will confirm if that is not the case). Plus If the mod team end up not being able to see the removed post, can you imagine the choas? I can, and it's making me want to have a Gin!