Shadow Deleting Posts

I attempted to make a sarcastic post after being frustrated by an obnoxious, horrible Google ad and a badly edited paragraph. Of course, it didn't take long for the mods to delete it. I really think we should get an explanation of why posts are being deleted - all of the threads in Meta recently have been about recent issues with The Verge, and many of them have disappeared. This sort of behavior is driving me away from this site, and I doubt I'm the only one.