Just curious, why were many of Marco's earlier posts deleted?
Most of the modifications to posts, and deletion in some cases, transpired in 2005. My recollection is that Marco concluded that he had put too
much information in his posts, and that he decided that it was best to put it into the book he was planning rather than on the forum, which might have discouraged some people from buying the book. I think that Marco put it best, in his own words, in his post at Reply 117 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,1298.msg13380/topicseen.html#msg13380
I also think that it is important to keep in mind that being a very active member on this forum can consume a lot of time, more than many people can devote. I'm sure that Marco has a lot on his plate, with a family, job, consultancy, etc., that make it difficult for him to craft elaborate posts on the forum. And, maybe some day he will write the book.
I personally am glad when Marco periodically shows up on the forum to share new information with us or to point out things that strike a nerve with him. He wouldn't do that if he didn't care.