Thanks all. No it’s not the same member . Although it is one that cheated in a competition recently and got disqualified. I maybe should have explained more. It’s a pet forum. The member rarely posts but had an ongoing thread about the pet then the pet died. This happens. Nobody usually wants to delete the whole thread (and some are very long). It just stays where it is and isn’t posted on any more.
They posted on the thread they were going to delete it because they found it upsetting to see their photos on there (pet died due to owner mistake). Then realised they couldn’t and PM’d me to say they wanted the thread deleting. I said I could close the thread to further replies and if not posted on it would just be on the forum but not coming up in the what’s new list.
They messaged again asking to have it deleted and I replied I’d closed the thread to further replies but we don’t delete threads. And saying sorry for their loss obviously. So a sensitive topic but still didn’t want to delete the thread. It’s the nature of the forum. Pets die and people grieve and start new threads.