Hugh, I told you via pm what had happened. It was an accident. This thing is just a machine, man. It's possible to push a wrong button on the interface, which is what I did, and the post was irretrievable. You seemed to take it in stride at the time. I have no doubt that I was more upset about it than you were.
Regarding the other deletion, it was judged to be a purely disruptive post on your part, and was deleted with the approval of the admin. If you want more information, pm Jeff or Wombaticus Rex.
Locking this one.
The most dangerous traps are the ones you set for yourself. - Phillip Marlowe