some posts may be merged with other threads if its the same thing (like when people post 3 threads with the same question in a row). Only posts that get deleted are "graphic" hack posts (ones that really go into the details of it) and majorly OT posts but those are few and far between.
Really the only "rules" we have (if you can call it them)
-the obvious...don't ask how to steal...
-if its an install thread, keep it all in that thread until it's up and running (don't create 3 topics)
-try and keep the OT stuff to a minimum