Prompted by a comment
, I decided to do a small experiment with forums and what happens when your post gets deleted by a mod.
I posted solely to Stargate Fanworks forum, and asked @mific
to comment on it and then delete the post, and happily I retained my private copy on my channel, along with mific's comment! That is great behavior, and I love it. Good 'zilla.
Unfortunately, I can't then make my private post public because Hubzilla doesn't swing that way. But at least I still have my content.
It would follow, though I have not tried it, that if you post to your channel and the forum, and the forum copy gets deleted, you also retain the public post--and all its comments--on your channel.