Discussion in 'Content, Staff & Member Discussion' started by Susan1814, Nov 5, 2011.
I agree with this It could mess the thread up.
No but if you offer a premium membership then you could offer it
@XLawlessBaronX but it still could be used in a negative way and reflect bad on the overall look of the forum. If message A is posted, Message B is a reply to message A then the author of message A deletes the post it would make message B look like spam or a random useless post.
But I sortof get what you are saying, Premium members shouldn't be trusted above regular members just because they bought their membership. They could easily decide one day that they hate your forum and delete everything they ever posted.
@IATQOR True but what if you let Premium close their own threads besides being able to remove their posts?
When it gets like that, I use the Closed Multi Mod which locks it and moves it to Trash.
Then that is destroying threads when that could be avoided?
I think a lot of times we give our members too much of the benefit of doubt. In many cases from what I've seen, users like to abuse their priviledge based on "what they think is right" oppose to what we say goes. It would be a no for me because
1. If members constantly delete posts/topic then they hurt the site's statistic based on threads and information.
2. The more power you give your members the more they'll feel it's necessary to take actions in their hands.
This is why we have Administrators, Moderators and other supportive staff members to handle the job where it comes to deleting something that is vaguely necessary for the site.
Exactly what Lilium said, we cant have members going power crazy!!!
No its shouldn't be allowed. word out of your mouth is out, you can never take it back. Forum topics are Just like that! :/
I agree with you! If you will regret posting something then you should really think before you post
I'm not sure what our permissions say, I might need to check up on them, but I think they can't.
No. Threads wouldn't make sense with replies taken out of them. Having a member with 1000+ posts deleting them all before leaving would not be good. I feel editing is the better alternative, so that if someone didn't mean what they said it can still be edited, or they can add to or edit posts.
I agree with this, they should have the right to edit after a certain period but to delete it is another thing entirely. If they wanted their post deleted for a legitimate reason then I would advise them to report their post.
Yeah I see how it could mess threads up. I wouldnt allow it.
Double posts, yes. They should be given less than a minute to hide a post they regret posting but then an admin should check that it hasn't been noticed in the conversation or other effects. Otherwise I think they've made the choice to post so it's their own fault if they feel it's a mistake.
No. That feature can be easily abused of. If they want it deleted, they can always PM a staff member. If they want it edited, they're always free to do it, as long as they post is no more than 2 weeks old. I've had old members come back and edit their posts adding insults and such just because they liked trolling.
I wouldnt give them the permissions to do this.
I'm unsure what other forum software is capable of, but in MyBB you can set up a promotion system based on various different things, but one of them is post count. When a member reaches a certain post count, they are automatically moved to a different usergroup. I tend to set that up at around 100 posts or so. The group you get moved to at 100 posts allows you to delete your own posts. I find it gives members an incentive to post more. Of course, I make it so they can only delete a certain amount within a 24 hour period.
Nope, Members should not be able to delete their own post. They can hide trials if they do something mischievous
I allow them about five minutes, it gives them enough time to reconsider before they post something they may regret, although I am yet to find this setting on xenforo.
If there is a spat between two posters you can then follow the convo to read exactly what went on.