Peter in the future would it be possible to do the following to avoid that threads suddenly appear odd to readers since posts disappeared in the middle of a debate:
Mark the user as banned somehow - Change the status to "Maximum bannination"? Also change the text of the post to something like: "This post has be modified in accordance with the Forum Guidelines[this should be a link]. Reason: Recommending copyright violation".
Likewise I would like to change the forum guideline wording from piracy to copyright violation, that covers all cases we worry about and it avoids playing into the RIAA/MPAAs hand by using their branding of sharing.
Oh and both links go to the guidelines, I believe one should go to the offending thread.. no?