I thought I better issue a public apology to other members that have lost points because of my house cleaning "in my plot" on Blotanical .. I just thought deleting old messages would simplify my message cache .. as in any other computer cache maintenance.
BUT it isn't so .. and I am sorry to the other members that may not have known .. as I did NOT .. that I threw not only my points away .. but theirs too.
This is what Stuart told me verbatim
Hi Joy, Thanks for using the Help desk. Your query was: Stuart ... I have been deleting old messages to keep neat and organized. BUT ... now some one raised the issue that I might have been throwing away loads of points doing that. Have I ? Sorry to inform you Joy but yes you have. Not only have you been throwing away points for yourself but you've been throwing them away for the people who have been writing them as well. The delete button is only to help you get rid of messages you don't want ie. ones that may be confidential and shouldn't be read by others. There is certainly no need to clean them out. It will only ever show the most recent 15 anyway.Stuart
My apologies to those members who have been generous sending messages back to me and I threw your points away .. I did NOT read this stipulation anywhere thus I truly did it unknowingly.