Regarding Plushenko's situation:
I could have sworn that I read that Cinquanta said in an interview during Euros that if a country is entitled to only one entry in a discipline, and the one entry withdraws during/after the Olympic team event, then the country is NOT allowed to have a replacement entry in the individual discipline.
[I don't know whether Cinquanta was answering a question about Plushenko in particular or a hypothetical query unattached to any one skater.]
Eeek! Am just now realizing that you were referring to editing of your post that involved removing links???
So multi-quoting was not the issue. (I see now from earlier in the thread that you know perfectly well how to multi-quote.)
I should not have stuck my big fat nose into something I did not understand. I apologize. (And I've deleted from this post some additional stuff that I had said about multi-quoting.)
I have no idea whether including links has any kind of potential to cause server problems. Maybe so, maybe not???
My experience when a mod has edited one of my posts:
Sometimes (more often than not, I would say) the mod's italicized annotation at the bottom of the post is the only notification/explanation. That annotation always has satisfied me, IIRC.
Once in a while (the exception rather than the rule), a mod also has sent me a brief PM to tell me a bit more.
Maybe the Feedback section already has a thread that explains more about moderating posts.
If not, and if you have a question, you could try starting a new thread there to ask it.