It also should be noted that that would be altering the code to a forum. And not every company designs/makes their own forum rather buys or uses it from another company who made the forum. And in many cases those forum developers have clauses in their usage of the forum to allowing a business to alter its forum code especially in this way. Now a company could contact the forum creators and request that they do it, but also that is also no assurance it will be accepted. Now if GoW designed/made its own forum then of course it could. So I can’t say because not sure if they are using one already made or if they did their own. Most companies don’t make their own.
If they are using a forum made by another company. The likelihood of alteration of the source in this way is unlikely to occur.
If they made their own (which seems unlikely). Then while they could they would have to determine the reason for the addition. Time is money after all. And to do it just so a thread starter could moderate their own threads defeats having a moderator, but also may increase the need for a moderator all in the same. As such while you could remove negative posts. As stated above you could also remove posts that are generally done because of your determination of their validity. It would create forum elitists to make threads only to those they deemed worthy to respond in their threads. So while some might use it for a good purpose , some would not. And the some that would not would increase to many would not. As they would also feel it was a right to stretch. IE its why not everyone is entrusted to power in real life. ‘Absolute power corrupts absolutely’. You can have everyone who thinks they can handle it state they want it. But Billy and Susan would learn to use it in the wrong way as time progressed. Regardless of their initial intentions.
Does this mean even moderators or admins use their forum power in the right way? Not always. And that is simply being honest. See the above quote. Even if its only a forum it carries power and responsibility. And those that are in charge may use it unwisely even if they define they are using it correctly. This is why its good to make more than one admin and more than one moderator as well. Admin the admin. Or moderate the moderator.