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Re: Being able to delete ones own posts


Could it be implemented to prevent the above scenario from happening?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I delete member's post's from my board (if I deem them unsuitable) the member's post count remains the same. Surely it should decrease by 1 for every post deleted.
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Re: Being able to delete ones own posts


the reason why it is not is because once a forum gets to 2,000 topics, when another topic is created, the last non-stickied topic will get deleted to make way for the new one.

Users care about their post count (too much in alot of cases emoticon ) and so retaining the post count of users saves alot of mindless whinging from 'them'. emoticon


edited to reflect change from 500 to 2,000 topic limit per forum


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Perhaps admins could have the option.
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Heh heh, easy for you to criticize Smack, you have over 4000 posts! emoticon emoticon

You mean Admins would have the choice to activate the feature Sossy? I think that would be fair, though personally I wouldn't want it on my board.

People have said some valid arguments against it.
1. If someone flames or breaks the rules, I want to edit the post, so users can see that no one will get away with flaming.
2. No one can inflate their post count artificially.

I don't see either of those scenarios becoming a problem at my board, but I like the power. The power!! emoticon

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I guess if there was an indication that a post was deleted, I'm fine with it. Otherwise I think it could be a tool for flamers. Or basically, people who need to get away with things.

That's exactly why I'm against the idea personally, though it is a good thought.

Someone could start a flame war, then delete the original post that started it all. Well forget that, I think it's a cop-out.

The flame baiter can still delete the contents of his/her post, but at least the post itself would still be there as proof they started the thread.

If someone on my board emailed me with a good reason to delete the post, I'd do it for them, no prob. emoticon

edited for spelling

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Re: Being able to delete ones own posts


What about letting people delete their own posts if...

1) no one has responded to the thread since, and
2) a certain amount of time has not yet elapsed.

For instance, if someone double-posts or realizes they've posted in the wrong place after posting, etc. But if someone has responded after them, or if enough time has passed (say 5 or 10 minutes, or whatever the admin decides?), they can no longer delete their post.

The reason for the reply stipulation should be obvious. The reason for the time constraint could be to keep too many people from drafting up a long reply, only to find the post they are replying to has been deleted (or being on the reply screen as it's being deleted).

To take care of the potential for "racking up the post count," couldn't it be scripted so that a post count is decreased only if a post is deleted manually, being called via the "killpost" action?

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quote:

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At least let it be triggerable! Some board admins won't like it some will.

I for one don't like it.




I think thats the soundest idea. Allow it to be an option available to the Board owner/administrator.

Frankly I dont like it because I think what a poster has said in print or any images he/she may have posted should be an auditable record. I fear the right to post and then delete could be badly abused, but thats just my opinion, thus I agree it would be great if the individual board owners were given the option of switching such a facility on or off.

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I would like to have the ability to delete my own posts on other forums than my own. I'm not a flamer, or troublemaker in any way, but sometimes you just realize you phrased something badly and want to start over before someone reads it who might be offended.

As it stands now, you have to edit your original post, which sounds fine in theory, but what if you're editing a post and someone else is already reading the original post and responds negatively to THAT one, instead of the new and improved one you are in the process of typing up? It seems like a lot of trouble to have to wipe out all but one character, post that, and then add or update that post again with what you meant to say.

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How about an option to delete a post if you've accidentally posted twice

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I would like to have the ability to delete my own posts on other forums than my own. I'm not a flamer, or troublemaker in any way, but sometimes you just realize you phrased something badly and want to start over before someone reads it who might be offended.

As it stands now, you have to edit your original post, which sounds fine in theory, but what if you're editing a post and someone else is already reading the original post and responds negatively to THAT one, instead of the new and improved one you are in the process of typing up? It seems like a lot of trouble to have to wipe out all but one character, post that, and then add or update that post again with what you meant to say.



If someone's already reading [sign in to see URL] the post won't change the fact they're [sign in to see URL]'d have to refresh their screen which is -- let's for the sake of argument say -- impossible...


You don't want to start a flame [sign in to see URL] don't want someone to [sign in to see URL] word your [sign in to see URL]'t post something you'll regret [sign in to see URL] be [sign in to see URL] of this tap dancing around "Oh I need to edit it or someone will get offended" or "OMG can you delete this for me ?!!" Just my opinion...

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