Hi Steven, & ta for your consideration.
I am proposing the simple addition of a visible consecutive # number to each post,
thus usefully indicating the numerical location of a post, in its thread,
(along with a culmulative post # total , per thread).
Should any post be deleted, then its post # would be automatically be re-applied - to the next post in line.
This method is a common forum feature elsewhere, & I've always been a bit curious as to why - it is not applied here.
(If the particular format 'F1 Technical' uses - makes that too difficult to apply, then ok, I take your position - as reasonable).
Dr Moreau sez..
"Who breaks the law... goes back to the House of Pain!"