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nat

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deleting posts
« on: March 04, 2011, 08:18:13 PM »
It's been suggested non-moderators should not be able to delete their own posts, and I'm beginning to agree.

The problem arises when a user deletes one of his/her posts, and it's the first post in a thread. This removes the entire thread.

There was also a situation where an ex-member quoted a current member, edited the quote, and then deleted the thread (because his post was the first one) so all evidence of what the current member had actually said was gone. All that was left was the edited misquote.

Bottom line, I think the ability to delete posts and threads should be for moderators and admins only. Users being able to edit their own posts is sufficient-- this will prevent entire threads from disappearing if someone decides to have a temper tantrum.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2011, 08:20:09 PM by nat »

Joe Redifer

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Re: deleting posts
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 09:35:17 PM »
Agreed.  If someone wants to delete their post, they can edit it instead.

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Re: deleting posts
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 01:05:54 AM »
Done.  Regular members cannot delete ANY post now, only edit. 
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