How about this scenario:
in reply to Handling Nodes Worthy of Deletion which contain replies
A troll posts a pretty bad question, and some monks get
suckered into answering. Well, a more astute monk sends it
to Nodes To Consider and it gets marked for deletion. The
response to the node is still valid, so it shouldn't be
removed, but the node makes no sense without the original
post. Therefore that reply should have the original node
text inlined, properly credited as not being a part of the
original node, and made into a top level node.
With one caveat: The author of that node, being duly suckered
by a troll, has the option to delete the node. Furthermore,
I don't think any replies should be allowed to a node that
was orphaned. The original node was considered bad enough,
and so that thread should be allowed to die.
Okay, a bit extreme, but that's just a suggestion. And
vroom is "trolling" for suggestions, right?
ALL HAIL BRAK!!!