about deleting own posts

CurlsCurls Posts: 72Registered Users
I totally trust and respect your judgement and any decisions you gals make in regards to the way you run the boards ...
in my opinion, we should be able to delete a thread we have started. And i think if someone asks where it went, its up to us to own up to it and say I deleted my own thread. or post.

I have taken advantage of this feature a lot, in that I will post something and by the time it takes for my slow stubby fingers to type it, someone else has or the topic has changed and my writings become irrelevant.

I feel bad that there was some sort of uproar and you girls got blamed for deleting things you didn't but even if you did, its your board and you have that right. Whther some questions your actions or not.

This is just my honest opinion,and i may be the only one who feels that way, which is ok by me. and you may disagree, which i respesct, but i believe the feature is limiting our ability to reflect on how we post and our own control over how we are viewed by others. I know that I can still edit but if i start a post or thread that gets taken out of context, i would much rather delete it than be pushed out of the commmunity.

hope that this too in time shall pass.

and thanx for all your hard work.
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  • JA1813JA1813 Posts: 8Registered Users
    Thanks for asking our opinion on this! I think it would work best if everyone has the ability to delete their own posts. As Curls said, sometimes by the time I post my reply someone else has basically said the same thing. There have also been a few times that I've double-posted something by accident and it's nice to be able to delete the extra.

    But that being said, I don't thing anyone should be able to delete a thread once there have been responses. I don't think it's fair to be able to remove someone else's thoughts or opinions (unless it falls into the category you were discussing in your post, Gretchen.) Is that possible, technologically speaking? icon_smile.gif
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    gretchen -

    you know how i feel about this one. icon_smile.gif

    at the very least, members should be able to delete their own posts.

    on usenet i have my newsreader software set up to do "x-no-archive", meaning that my posts will not be saved by Google.

    i can also write to Google [as i used to be able to do with DejaNews] and ask that earlier posts be removed.

    while it might be a good idea for us not to be able to delete entire threads, i think we should still have some control over our own thoughts and words.

    is editing enough? you'd have people editing out their words and then a blank space would appear, but people would still know you'd posted and then they'd be asking you what you said. i'd hate to think that we'd be forced to owe people an explanation - and the climate lately is that people feel *owed* explanations. icon_sad.gif

    sometimes we post "in the heat of the moment" and then change our minds for whatever reason. rather than asking you, mar and michelle to remove posts, or leaving blank spaces, i think we should at least have the option of deleting our own posts.

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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Thanks for your thoughts on this, everyone.

    I'll look for some more discussion and feedback on the issue, then Michelle and I will discuss.

    JA1813, unfortunately, your idea isn't doable, technologically. It's a good one, though, and goes to the heart of the problem.

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  • hang on loopyhang on loopy Posts: 8Registered Users
    I'm in support of the idea of being able to delete one's own post, but not necessarily a thread you start.
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  • spiralsandtwistsspiralsandtwists Posts: 13Registered Users
    I really think we should be able to delete our own posts and posts we start. There are other occasions for which threads should be deleted besides heated discussions. I know sometimes I double post or the thoughts I wrote I thought were really off topic, so I deleted. It looks really weird to see your name, an empty response square, and something that says edited. Another issue i that yes there is the 1st ammendment you can say or not say whatever you want. I think posters should have the ability to retract posts. I for one have deleted some posts that I thought about afterwards would really cause and uproar.

    Thanks for listening.
  • scubagalscubagal Posts: 44Registered Users
    Deletion is rather extreme, that is what the edit option is for. If you said something you later regret, edit it out and apologize, explain or leave it blank.

    There are very few 'double' posts, I don't believe they are troublesome enough to warrant the power to delete your threads and/or posts. It is my opinion from observing the board that the circumstances in which most people delete their posts and/or threads are for other reasons.

    The majority of threads and/or posts that are deleted are because people realize what they said was inappropriate and/or they don't like the way the thread is going.

    I completely support the notion that nobody but mods/admins can delete a post. You as the author can edit your post if needed, deletion is not the answer. Allowing someone to delete posts for reasons I mentioned above removes all accountablity, maybe posters will think twice before they post something inappropriate and/or hurtful.

    [ April 18, 2002: Message edited by: scubagal ]
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hang on Loopy:
    I'm in support of the idea of being able to delete one's own post, but not necessarily a thread you start.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  • naturaltnaturalt Posts: 175Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I completely agree with scubagal.
  • Yes, Still PaulaYes, Still Paula Posts: 485Registered Users
    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hang on Loopy:
    I'm in support of the idea of being able to delete one's own post, but not necessarily a thread you start.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Another agreement here!
  • dalindzeedalindzee Posts: 13Registered Users
    I am definitly in favor of having the delete your own post option. I have double posted a couple of times and seen it where Apok had posted the same thought 3 times and it is just nice to have that option when you make a boo boo. It is not censorship because it only envolves your own post and it should not offend someone that I deleted my own post. However Thread deletion should totally be the duty of the mods. That is my honest opinion.
  • spiralsandtwistsspiralsandtwists Posts: 13Registered Users
    Just to refresh. G &M do you know when a final decision has been made on this?
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    There's no way to delete just a post, but not a thread.
    We're inclined to leave it the way it is for reasons previously stated.

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  • Yes, Still PaulaYes, Still Paula Posts: 485Registered Users
    Awww- it looks like the delete your own post feature was working last week....temporarily.

    I was happy to see it return, but now it appears to have disappeared again. icon_sad.gif
  • fuzzbucketfuzzbucket Posts: 996Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't know if this applies, but...Today I was replying to a response in a thread I had started (I know I was in the right thread because I had used a quote) But when I clicked to post the reply, it took me back to another thread and mine was gone! Plus my response with a quote was posted on a totally random subject. How did that happen? Did I delete it?
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