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Posted by: Tessou Dec 29 2016, 11:30 PM
In light of a rash of "mass deletions" by members in the past few months, we've disabled the ability for members to delete their own posts. These deletions have caused a fair amount of discussions to no longer make sense, and there is no way for us to bring those missing posts back.

That said, if you have a legitimate reason to remove a post, let the mod team know and we'll get to work. smile.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Dec 30 2016, 12:55 AM
Praise kek, I am in full support of this.

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Posted by: Tessou Dec 30 2016, 03:22 PM
Quick note: this has extended to deleting one's own threads as well, just to be on the safe side. Credit to BOZZ for the update!

Posted by: Nerubian Dec 30 2016, 03:41 PM
Is it gone forever?

Posted by: BOZZ Dec 30 2016, 04:03 PM
QUOTE (Nerubian @ 22 minutes, 4 seconds ago)
Is it gone forever?

Probably, since the reason they made the change was due to some users abusing the ability to delete their posts thus far.

Posted by: Tessou Dec 30 2016, 05:04 PM
QUOTE (Nerubian @ 1 hour, 23 minutes ago)
Is it gone forever?

That's a tough one to answer. We have three or four people on record as deleting an alarming amount of posts this year, for unknown reasons. The last time I was able to successfully contact one of them about their deletion habit, they promised not to do it again... and then did it again. Admins have access to the site's moderation logs, where actions taken by anybody on the site are on time stamped record.

My personal opinion is that it's not necessary for members to have the ability to delete content. It's too much like social media where you could just erase things and pretend they never happened.

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Dec 31 2016, 09:51 AM
Good call! I was wondering what was going on lately.

I may be forgetful, but I remember things sometimes! derp.gif

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Posted by: BOZZ Dec 31 2016, 07:18 PM
QUOTE (Tessou @ Yesterday, 9:04 PM)
That's a tough one to answer. We have three or four people on record as deleting an alarming amount of posts this year, for unknown reasons. The last time I was able to successfully contact one of them about their deletion habit, they promised not to do it again... and then did it again. Admins have access to the site's moderation logs, where actions taken by anybody on the site are on time stamped record.

My personal opinion is that it's not necessary for members to have the ability to delete content. It's too much like social media where you could just erase things and pretend they never happened.

The only downside I see is that there are also positive uses with the ability to delete posts. In the past I've used that particular feature to post in a thread which hasn't been updated in a while (where I have an update to add) and I am the last person to have posted in said thread. In this particular case I would copy my old post, delete the old one and then in a new post include the old post and the new update I wanted to add - thus the thread is "bumped" as being updated. It's a shame some users used it in the manner that Tessou has described, since the feature is no longer available, I can't really update an old thread as I used to before.

Posted by: Tessou Dec 31 2016, 07:34 PM
What's stopping you from double posting? The system? If it is, I can turn that off.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jan 1 2017, 06:01 AM
The system doesn't stop you from double-posting if there is sufficient time between posts. I don't see any issue with the way it is now.

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