I am the only staff member so far - I believe I had deleted the first message in the thread (which had nothing interesting in it - was just a test message from me), hoping to use a user’s reply (which was relevant and addressed a more interesting topic, and had a bit of a follow on exchange) as the first message. I guess that was my mistake. Should have pruned and grafted those messages to a new topic rather than trying to change the existing
While the message I selected was marked with pink for deletion, the title was not altered, and neither were any messages below, so I had no visual feedback suggesting whole thread was about to disappear - though in hindsight I guess it makes a certain kind of sense that it would.
Where should any suggestions on that be directed? I think feedback (and data safety) here would be significantly improved if all impacted messages and title were highlighted.