I think most of the deleted spam threads have been erased. It is a good thing.
I wonder if the site offers moderators the functionality to erase deleted threads. I say this in relation to the spate of spam threads we've been seeing for a while on the forum.
The point is that if a deleted spam thread remains visible, it takes up valuable screen area, makes the site look ungainly and can still get the advertised spam message across-- I note that "clever" spammers include the website address in the thread title.
There is a slight glitch I noticed today. If a moderator simply deletes the threads as spam (rather than using our very funky "Spam-o-matic" function), those posts remain on the pages but show as deleted. Even if another moderator then tries to Spam-o-matic them, it makes no difference - they still show up. If the first moderator to get to them uses the Spam-o-matic facility and chooses "Delete permanently", they vanish completely immediately.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
It's all clean and tidy now.