I saw loss aversion/attention be referenced in several topics about deleted posts.
I understand a design principle of Discourse is to prevent or redirect unwanted behaviour and users spending lots of time and energy over a deleted post is certainly unwanted behaviour. Telling them yes, loss attention is powerful. you can read more about it on wikipedia is not really redirecting that energy. The way deleted posts are evaporized for the user also seems to fuel a strong reaction rather than contain it.
Is there a better way to redirect this tendency that I’m not aware of? It seems to be a recognized psychological principle and it would be great to have Discourse reflect it within it’s wider approach on channeling behaviour.