A couple of mods on my board have brought to my attention that they can effectively permanently delete posts, without the permission to do so. Steps: Inline tick/select two posts. Pick 'Merge Posts' from the inline mod tool In the pop-up dialogue, clear/delete the post text from the source post (not being merged into) The source post has now been permanently deleted. The post history on the target/remaining post has no details/text of the source post. The Moderator Log has no details/text of the source post.