The OP of the old world field golden also had another thread that was deleted in which he was talking about where his second golden came from. I did ask a moderator yesterday about how threads could be deleted and was told an OP can request it.
I'm not sure if it was a misunderstanding or what thread was talked about but a thread can be be close at the request of an OP, but not delete it. In this link below, at the very top of the board rules it is even stated that a thread will not be deleted. If a wrong button by a moderator was pushed and a thread was deleted by accident it will be restored , unless as previously mentioned it was spam or a decision from higher up then the GRF moderator team has intervened. https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...agreement.html