OK, here is what is happening.
When you post a link to a website, the software tries
to look up the link and get the page title.
So, if you posted a link to:
then the software on the server tries to look up the page and changes the look of your link so that the text is the page title
BBC NEWS | News Front Page
Which is quite clever, and quite informative for the user.
Now, when you post (or anyone quotes) a URL to that CTR site, the site redirects you to a login page. And the page title for that login page? It's:
Civic Type R Owners • login
Unfortunately that rather swish looking bullet point is translated into html as &bull
(short for bullet).
So it appears as Civic Type R Owners &bull login
Please note that the &bull has a ; at the end, but I can't type that because it turns it into a bullet!
So, no edits, no childishness.
The reason that some links don't resolve is that the CTR site is sometimes a bit slow and this software times out quite quickly - so the raw link remains. Or someone has unticked "Automatically retrieve titles from external links" that is an option when you post here.
I hope this puts your mind at rest about any moderation that occurs here. This site was established because of moderation at another site. Moderation here is very rare and always documented.