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I would find it really useful to be able to delete posts/comments. When you set off a member you really can’t criticize or report, it’s really the only way to get things to simmer down and be pleasant enough to enjoy this place and be here.

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I also notice it is not possible to delete not only posts but membership, like some sites allow you to self-nuke.

Ah, to be a site admin - nothing but folks complaining all the time ! that is why, I am glad that I no longer site admin, but instead, site surf.

We must keep in mind, this is a free service and pretty good all things considered.

Why was I unsurprised that a.) lurking beneath the groovy porn and forum was all kinds of drama?

and b.) not every body is who, what or when that they say they are, but St. George knows...

 

 

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19 hours ago, St.George said:

I also notice it is not possible to delete not only posts but membership, like some sites allow you to self-nuke.

Ah, to be a site admin - nothing but folks complaining all the time ! that is why, I am glad that I no longer site admin, but instead, site surf.

We must keep in mind, this is a free service and pretty good all things considered.

Why was I unsurprised that a.) lurking beneath the groovy porn and forum was all kinds of drama?

and b.) not every body is who, what or when that they say they are, but St. George knows...

 

 

We do have plans to allow members to edit/ delete posts (the function is something we are working on fixing). We also have a plan on adding on so members can self deactivate their accounts. The site used to allow members to self-nuke all he time which caused massive data base damages 100's of posts misplaced, all for the member to re-join 2-3 days later... and the cycle start back over. We've also found it to be a way for members to get around the warning system we have in place. 

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On 4/15/2020 at 3:49 PM, Child of Light said:

We do have plans to allow members to edit/ delete posts (the function is something we are working on fixing). We also have a plan on adding on so members can self deactivate their accounts. The site used to allow members to self-nuke all he time which caused massive data base damages 100's of posts misplaced, all for the member to re-join 2-3 days later... and the cycle start back over. We've also found it to be a way for members to get around the warning system we have in place. 

Yeah, I can easily imagine, with a sexy spanking forum, a lot of users would want to self-nuke to hide their activities, due to the state of H. sapiens' curious attitudes toward sex-related topics. I had the impulse arise a few weeks back myself, but I probably would have turned out to be the one that rejoined 2-3 days later. In all honesty. So, just as well.

I admin'd a debating forum long ago and poured many hundreds of hours into upkeep, maintenance and even development but in the end, had to part ways with the web site owner, who paid the nominal bills for hosting and in the end, ran things, because he controlled the url, which is the bottom line. The reason we parted ways was over differing philosophies toward freedom of speech. He was ultra-libertarian and believed any speech at all was acceptable under all circumstances. I believed that exceptions had to be made in regard to illegal things, such as death threats for starters, which I believe is termed assault in the legal code. The inevitable troll (every forum gets one, usually more than one actually, but we got plenty) succeeded in driving a wedge between us that resulted in my departure and after that, I lost interest in what became of the site. Apparently he was still making something of it, because he called me out of the blue two years later and wanted to know the password to something. I had already given him all the info I had, so that was something I could not help with. Once he concluded he had no info to offer he terminated the phone conversation. Charming fellow.

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I just noticed, posted a reply to a thread about an hour ago and it somehow double posted. I may have messed up when replying. I was trying to figure out how to delete the post and this popped up. So if anyone with admin rights happens to see my double post in the Roles forum  switch thread, feel free to delete one of them. Thanks!

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4 hours ago, Drave said:

Well, as someone who has owned sites and advised other site owners, let me say if you are saying that as on a major BDSM site the OP can delete other people's replies  ... Then that is the road to rapid site destruction.

However if one allows members to delete any comments, be it their own or other peoples then it destabilises the site. Because now people can make outlandish and attacking posts then say "Oh sorry" and remove it before any form of moderation has seen it. Then you get into 'screen shots' and a whole mess of 'He said she said' ... It is cancerous and destructive.

 

I take that to mean that if and when the bugs are fixed, members will be able to edit and delete their own posts, but no one else's. I've never seen a discussion site where anyone besides moderators could edit other people's posts.

I've never owned a discussion site, but I have moderated a couple. On one of them, people could edit their own posts for 24 hours after the post was made, then they lost that ability. To delete a post, they had to ask the moderators to do it. On the other site, people could edit or delete their own posts anytime, but if they deleted a post, it was a soft delete. Regular members couldn't see it anymore, but moderators could. So if any rule violations were committed in the deleted post, the evidence was still there.

On both sites, if anyone flagged a post, every moderator got a copy of it exactly as it was when it was flagged. If the poster edited the post later, we still had the original.

In short, there are ways to safeguard against exactly what you fear.

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On 7/9/2020 at 10:43 AM, Bramblewine said:

I take that to mean that if and when the bugs are fixed, members will be able to edit and delete their own posts, but no one else's. I've never seen a discussion site where anyone besides moderators could edit other people's posts.

I've never owned a discussion site, but I have moderated a couple. On one of them, people could edit their own posts for 24 hours after the post was made, then they lost that ability. To delete a post, they had to ask the moderators to do it. On the other site, people could edit or delete their own posts anytime, but if they deleted a post, it was a soft delete. Regular members couldn't see it anymore, but moderators could. So if any rule violations were committed in the deleted post, the evidence was still there.

On both sites, if anyone flagged a post, every moderator got a copy of it exactly as it was when it was flagged. If the poster edited the post later, we still had the original.

In short, there are ways to safeguard against exactly what you fear.

The bolded reason is why we have this disabled. In IPB, it does not save the original reported content. It's been a bug in IPB part. We have been very accomdinationg removing personal identifying  information off the website for members when requested by members. Hopefully we find a patch solution soon :) 

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19 hours ago, LV2redbutt said:

Aside from posts, is there a way to delete one's own gallery photo other than the screen name shot?

The "hide" button is a way to delete on the. gallery. No one will be able to see the images.

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On 8/3/2020 at 12:15 AM, AfterGeometry said:

How was Drave able to erase his post written on 7/9/20 from this thread ???

He wasn't. His posts were hidden due to his multiple attacks on people.

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