QUOTE(Greg2 @ Jul 6 2005, 05:12 AM)
QUOTE(offroadgeek @ Jul 5 2005, 10:29 PM)
Please enjoy and post any feedback. (And don't go f'ing crazy and delete all your posts!!!)
IMHO I think it would be a better (more secure to preserve data) choice if a user could only delete their last post... if this is possible?
Unfortunately allowing a members to delete only their last post is not an option (that I know of) with this forum software. The only two options are for a member to delete their own posts (any post of their own, but not other members posts), and the other option allows members to delete a topic (or thread) they started. With the latter option, I'm not sure if a user can delete a thread they started after others have posted replies in their thread, which is why I haven't enabled that option.
Even with members being able to delete any of their own posts, admins (not moderators) have the ability to retrieve deleted posts.
If for some reason people go crazy with deleting their own posts, I can always disable the option again.
Also, FYI, on another forum which I frequent a lot (namely Opera Web Browser Forum), there is a 24 hour time limit for users to edit/delete a post.
After that, you have to request it from a mod/admin.
Maybe this would be something to consider.
Sounds like a nice feature, but we don't have it.
Hmm, I have the option to delete all of my posts in this thread (though no-one else's as I'm not a mod for this part of the forum),
Does that mean I am a different type of user?
Nope.. for this particular forum (site suggestions...) you are simply a member. So with the "delete your own posts" feature enabled, this is normal now.
If you go into a thread for one of the forums you are a moderator for, you should see new options (probably in the moderator pull down list) to delete the whole topic or individual posts within a topic, which of course you should use with discretion.
If you check a thread that you started, I don't believe you have the option to delete your first post... I don't have that option?
This is normal because technically the first post is also it's own topic, and since members can't delete their own topics, the first post in the topic can't be deleted (at least that's how I understand it to work