Not that my opinion counts (who's does, eh?)
Here's my two cents. Puns were, and always will be a part of the 'great Dublin wit' and while somebody or a collective may not get them as funny, does that make it ok to edit or delete these inoffensive messages? Well that's not up to me, but what I will say is while I may disagree with some of the moderators on this, I respect their decision. I was once that soldier, and you know the whole walk a mile in another man's shoes etc etc.
By signing up to this site, I agree to abide by the rules, and that agreement is binding. That said, a user's forum where there can be contributions to the site formatting etc could be useful. A town hall, so to speak!
Finally, I find the deleting of posts, without explanation, the most infuriating. It happened in my previous life on the old site a few times. Boiled my blood! Democracy is the route of my favour, as opposed to autocracy. Especially unexplained autocratic meddling!
As I said, just my 2 cents! I'm just back from a camping holiday, where I was banned from using puns by my wife.... No pun intented.