Re our posts, I can't remember the context/details, but I predicted that a post of yours would be deleted under the new moderation policy. And by me commenting on it (and maybe even quoting it), I knew my post would have to be deleted, too. You know this is how it works here. There's no mystery/conspiracy.
Besides, I was way wrong -- my remark was only about the posts. Heck, I didn't even get a chance to read everything in the thread (long posts are hard for me to read in one sitting). We don't know why the thread was deleted. Maybe there were posts we didn't get a chance to see that came after our posts; maybe those posts were the reason the thread was deleted.
Re Malden, when I saw him listed as 'guest,' I sent you a PM. Simple. For all I had known, you already knew because you spend more time here at TIMS than I do. I've had plenty of public and private disagreements with TIMS' moderation that I surely would not be consulted about something as serious as banishment, no more than you would be.
Re copying PMs - no one believes them when they're used/copied because everyone knows that not only can they be edited, they can be completely manufactured.
Btw, more of my predictions are wrong than they are right -- there's a post of mine in a thread high on page one right now in which I complain about a member using name-calling. In fact, one of the moderators, NHE, I think, posted right after me without doing anything about my complaint.
None of us get special treatment. We win some, we lose some.