Woh-woh-woh. This is serious. It is not possible to delete the deleted thread. It will always relete. We don't know just how it will, but it will. It could get ugly. If it reletes and its place in the forum is not there terrible uncontrollable things could happen! The breathtaking inanity, uh, insanity, I mean to say instaneity of the conflict between a releting deleted and a forum unable to accept it means we could be catapulted into a categorically catastrophic cataclysm that even the dogs, I mean gods, cannot handle!
Our best hope is that it is merely hidden from view, obscured, ensconced within APUG's binary microverse, which is the basis of its analog macroverse in the same way the weird physics of the subatomic scale give way to the logical physics of the large scale.
Few realize that the deleted thread, with its apparent inherent incoherent contradiction, is like an insulator between the matter of analog, and the antimatter of digital, to make an analogy. Without it... I shudder to think what could happen. If it does happen, no one will dig it.