Ability for a thread starter to delete the thread

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and News' started by brewstermax, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    This should be considered. It would help control obscene behavior in touchy subjects if the starter of the thread could delete it.
     
  2. BulletDev

    BulletDev Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Lots of posts I make turn out to be doubles, so I have to get corrected instead of being able to remove it myself.

    Please arn, add this feature somehow.
     
  3. Paulio

    Paulio Well-Known Member

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    Good idea. Also would keep down on the amount needed for the server.
     
  4. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    Wrong. Threads don't get deleted off the server right away. And they take up VERY LITTLE space

    This would be a terrible idea, IMO. I say just get some people to moderate the forums. Or just let them CLOSE the threads

    Having members with the ability to delete threads is just a terrible terrible idea.
     
  5. Paulio

    Paulio Well-Known Member

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    True. So I was being a tad over the top with the whole server thing. It is still true, but only to a ridiculous amount. A really stupid thing to say lol :p ><
    but were all guilty of it sometimes.
    Re-thinking the idea I have decided that it would be a bad idea. It's not just you who has said something etc.
    And having a doubled up thread is not always bad. Sometimes it is good to have a refresh
     
  6. BulletDev

    BulletDev Well-Known Member

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    Not any thread, just the ones that you created.
     
  7. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

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    To be more clear the ones BarringtonSoftware has created...kidding!...Seriously though, you have the knack for double-threading...
     
  8. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member

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    I have done it a few times and even tried editing it to say another random thing don't work
     
  9. ITrocks

    ITrocks Well-Known Member

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    This should definitly be implemented. But the power should not be given to members, but the thread starter as mentioned in the OP. Some random person (maybe EDNG? :D he's got the knack for this kinda thing :D) will start deleting random threads with no reason.
    I think this should be done with posts as well, so that people can delete their own posts..
     
  10. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's necessarily a terrible idea but I do agree with you that we need some moderators.
     
  11. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    We really do.. i hope it doesn't get out of hand with the "ROLANDO RELEASED!!!" or "SIM CITY OUT!!!!" posts... those people should be banned or at least have their threads deleted... I don't think we'd lose out if we were more strict, might lend an air of legitimacy to our posts..
     
  12. The Lab

    The Lab Well-Known Member

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    I know of other forums that allow their members to delete their own threads. I don't see why this would be a bad idea.

    If you wanted to moderate that then I guess a request could be given to an administrator about deleting your own post, but that would seem like more work for an administrator.
     
  13. I'm up for being a mod, if Arn will have me.
     

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