At the moment only admins/moderators can view deleted post content markers. This has unexpectedly irked a great many of my members when xF removes all trace of the deleted thread from their view (vbulletin would leave a marker). There are benefits to having removed content markers visible: -it's a visual reminder of why a thread might seem disjointed from removed content, sure you can notify participants with the xF system but what about new arrivals, etc. -everyone can see that John Doe's post was removed because of "personal attack", this can be a form of 'name and shame' and actually be beneficial to modifying bad behavior. -conspiracy minded users can't make claims moderators are disappearing content haphazardly or for a personal agenda. This adds a level of accountability. Seeing as admins and moderators can see the deleted marker, maybe it is not a difficult add on to allow all members or selected usergroups to also view it. Only the marker showing it was deleted and reason, not the actual content.