Discussion in 'SMF Announcements, Comments, Help & Rules' started by SunRiseArts, Jan 18, 2018.
After the edit button has disappeared?
I think you need to pm a mod to do it. I don’t know if paid membership gives you extra perks somewhere
If you let the mods know we can delete it for you.
In the new software you can delete a post again, SunRiseArts. I just tested it out and posted a post to this thread, took a partial screenshot of it, then deleted it. Now it is gone.
This is what it looked like before I deleted it and it was in order above this one and below the post Shari made on Jan. 18, 2018:
Is it delete or edit. No one should be able to delete a post, only edit out.
It is delete.
It was delete. And why not? Just wondering, it's fairly common for forums to allow members to delete their own posts. Just curious why SMF doesn't like it?
Anyway it looks like you already removed that option.
One of those tweaks that I've been needing to do, but bigger tweets were needed.
And, it causes havoc in threads if someone decides to start deleting. You can edit.
But if you want to delete you clear it all and write delete and waste storage space. I find the ability to delete (at least as long as you can edit) a good thing.
Although I agree with you, penelopjane, I do see the argument for alleviating the disruptiveness of helter-skelter deleters. We had to deal with that issue at a different forum when a member got all up in a huff and started deleting every post she had ever made. Not only was it disruptive to the community, it totally destroyed the continuity of some discussions within many threads. That particular member in that particular forum had some of her privileges removed, which even then created a bit of havoc within the community. The ability for members to be able to delete their own posts in that community was considered sacrosanct, so the only real remedy was to selectively limit privileges on an as needed (as determined by the admins) basis. That kind of moderation requires a lot of time and dedication. Simply eliminating the ability to delete, but keeping the ability to edit is potentially and practically far less time intensive for volunteer moderators. (ETA: Eventually that member did get banned, but that was also very disruptive to the community, even though the majority understood why it had to happen.)
I would add, however, that even with editing, continuity can become an issue. That's why including quotes in responses is so beneficial, IMO. It can maintain that continuity even when a member decides to remove everything from their post to which someone was responding.
Thanks for that explanation Earlene.
I understand now.
I definitely need the ability to edit because my typing skills on my mobile are sub par and auto correct drives me wild.
Now I do not see the limited time edit button. :-( many times I have to quickly edit a post because I either left out something, want to add to the post or simply correct spelling errors. Now I cannot even do that, which will create many more post to correct the post that has an error. I really do not care if I cannot delete a post I just want to have a some time to edit a post
Ill need to see your member status and make sure you have at least a days worth if time.
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