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Tessou
    Posted: Dec 29 2016, 11:30 PM


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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
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Posted: Dec 30 2016, 12:55 AM


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Praise kek, I am in full support of this.

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  Posted: Dec 30 2016, 03:22 PM


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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!
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Posted: Dec 30 2016, 03:41 PM


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Is it gone forever?
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Posted: Dec 30 2016, 04:03 PM


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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.
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  Posted: Dec 30 2016, 05:04 PM


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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.
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Posted: Dec 31 2016, 09:51 AM


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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: Dec 31 2016, 07:18 PM


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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.
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  Posted: Dec 31 2016, 07:34 PM


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What's stopping you from double posting? The system? If it is, I can turn that off.
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Posted: Jan 1 2017, 06:01 AM


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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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Posted: Feb 8 2017, 10:58 PM


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I hope I'm not asking too much, but it might be the best of both worlds if the user has the ability to hide his post (viewers will see his post collapsed with just the header (name and "Posted on ...")). They can then expand the post if they want.

I think that this will preserve the user's original post, which I agree, usually is vital in understanding what people are talking about, especially if they are conversing without quoting each other. Sometimes I read a thread, and people seem like they're having fun, but they're referencing a post that just doesn't exist.

At the same time, if the user feels strongly enough to want to delete it, then this will at least hide it so casual people who can't be bothered, won't go through the trouble of reading it.

Finally, it would free up the mods to wield the banhammer and wreak havoc amongst the powerless civilians. At least, they won't have to be monitoring and addressing requests for posts to be deleted. And, regular civilians won't encounter that many empty posts asking to be deleted.

I think the greatest challenge with this proposal would be the complexity in adding functionality to the software. I volunteer myself to do it, if that's acceptable.

Anyways, just a suggestion.
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QUOTE (umustwait101 @ 29 minutes, 42 seconds ago)
I hope I'm not asking too much...

xiao's the only neko that ever deleted anything ~ most of his stuff was just a barrage of rainbow technicoloured dreamposts talking about Maria Ozawa ~ wub.gif

His posts were autologically reboobed by the DolphinSQL database monstrance. Once we all figure out what the hell xiao's talking about ~ his posts might not be missed as much. hug.gif
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Posted: Feb 9 2017, 12:14 AM


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I think your idea would be a complete waste of R&D for insanely minimal benefit.

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Posted: Feb 9 2017, 11:34 AM


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QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Today, 12:14 AM)
I think your idea would be a complete waste of R&D for insanely minimal benefit.

I request more positive reinforcement.
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  Posted: Feb 9 2017, 01:06 PM


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You won't get it because N1 is entirely correct. Now back to us apparently waiting to wreak havoc on the powerless members.
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Posted: Feb 9 2017, 03:46 PM


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QUOTE (Tessou @ 2 hours, 39 minutes ago)
You won't get it because N1 is entirely correct. Now back to us apparently waiting to wreak havoc on the powerless members.

No no, I'm being misinterpreted. Your time would be freed up for you to wreak havoc on powerless members, not that that is what you would spend your time doing. Instead, you could also read a book with that newly-freed up time. Just sayin' you would have more free time, which is a good thing, right?
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No. I only use my time harassing and oppressing IDW. Free time is similarly spent harassing and oppressing IDW. tongue.gif
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Posted: Feb 10 2017, 01:20 AM


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QUOTE (Tessou @ 1 hour, 14 minutes ago)
No. I only use my time harassing and oppressing IDW. Free time is similarly spent harassing and oppressing IDW. tongue.gif

I'm sure it's made IDW a safer place.
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Posted: Feb 24 2017, 03:30 PM


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Damn I was looking through my posts today and saw some cringy depressing stuff was wondering why I couldnt delete it derp.gif
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QUOTE (Lonely_Driver @ 2 hours, 22 minutes ago)
Damn I was looking through my posts today and saw some cringy depressing stuff was wondering why I couldnt delete it  derp.gif

Nobody is as cringe worthy as xiao ~ that is a FACT! laugh.gif XD
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Posted: Feb 25 2017, 07:11 AM


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You could just edit the posts to different contents.
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Posted: Feb 28 2017, 02:02 PM


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QUOTE (Nerubian @ Feb 25 2017, 09:11 AM)
You could just edit the posts to different contents.

I would probably do that to all pre 2015 posts besides my automotive threads