"I have yet to read a post anywhere where someone who is called an insulting name responds with "thank you for showing me the error of my ways - as a result of your reply I have looked deep within my soul and now realise I am a moron. Henceforth all my posts will be sparkling with enlightenment and reason".
Yeah, fair point.
I wasn't clear in my original post - whilst my 2 posts were deleted, the original (which were far more hateful) were allowed to remain. If they'd been deleted as well as mine, then fine. But as it is, someone can write something hateful, and you are unable to call them out on it. So, posts like that go unchallenged, which is far more destructive in my opinion.