This has only happened to me personally once, to my knowledge, in the forum here; and once, that I recall, with an order. There’s just no reason to delete all the history, nor to edit someone’s post without telling him what and why. I can’t even tell, in the original post above, what the moderator edited. To Massdrop’s credit, it at least tagged my edited post so that I know that it WAS edited, but I did not receive an alert telling me it had happened, nor an explanation of what was being changed, nor why.
With the order, there’s just zero evidence left on massdrop.com that: I ordered, paid for, and then was told essentially, “Oops! We screwed up so you cannot have what you odered and paid for—here’s a refund.” That’s not how honest professional people do business. Albeit, it’s not criminal like some scammers I’ve encountered on ebay! :-)
FWIW, the item that I bought was a boardgame about Terraforming Mars. There was a HUGE amount of hype around this pre-release game, and I was greatly looking forward to getting an early copy at a good price. Massdrop’s FUBAR handling of the deal ended up costing me over twice as much. Luckily, I was able to get the game, but it burned my poor wallet—proving that there were games to be had (I feel like a Massdrop lied to us to cancel the orders because its profit margin wasn’t going to be big enough).
Nowadays, Massdrop doesn’t even seem to try to give us good deals. Usually the same items are available elsewhere for the same price, often much lower prices, with much faster delivery, and guarantees of proper history tracking. I still come here for the occasional oddball item or very rare good deal, but the last couple of orders have burned me again (a misadvertized toy that’s substandard, and a defective flashlight). I’ll probably EVENTUALLY get my money back on the defective light after jumping through many hoops, but I’m probably just out $80 for the cheap crap toy sold as high-end executive quality. sigh