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    Should posts be able to be deleted?

    Wave recently stated that he routinely deletes his posts after a short period of time. Should that be permitted?

    Norm, perhaps there should be a time limit on deleting posts - maybe after 3 days, it stays?

    What say everyone?

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    My vote - only within 3 days of posting

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    I'm on board with three days. If it's something sensitive, Norm can always intervene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wave View Post
    No problem, I won't post any more.
    Millennial culture, everyone!

    Edit: it's not just about you Wave, but not surprising you'd take it that way. It's happened before and 21forme was politely suggesting a policy change. Stop trying to be butthurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    My vote - only within 3 days of posting
    Three days sounds good to me.

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    On a couple of occasions, I have reached out to someone on this forum with a question about a previous posting. Sometimes they have remembered posting, but they deleted the post because upon further reflection; the information was too sensitive. If they still had access to their posts, they would have shared the information with me.
    With that situation in mind, I have another suggestion. Suppose the members that would like to delete their postings would also like to give someone access to their thoughts at a later date. Is it possible for someone to mark their postings as private, so that only the writer could see them?
    A member could later share a private posting as they see fit.

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    Kinda like if you dont spend your money in 3 days, it ain’t yours no more.

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    User deleted posts aren't actually removed from the database and can be recovered.
    "It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows." -Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    User deleted posts aren't actually removed from the database and can be recovered.
    21forme probably should have started this in suggestions

    So Norm, will you consider making it so posts can't be deleted by the poster? It leaves massive holes in the information flow and is generally distructive. If this were Usenet, for example, it couldn't be deleted. Closer to that model seems like a good idea.

    I don't know why but we get posters here who delete their content. It goes against internet norms and the spirit of the conversation on the site.

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    Deleting lots of posts is indeed disruptive. Being able to delete a very recent post is useful. Whatever you guys decide, as long as it is no deletions at all. That would mean I'd get constant deletion requests.
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