I am monitoring this topic which until yesterday is still accessible. Now, I can't seem to find it. Then I realize that it seems possible to delete a posted topic(using 'Delete Topic'). Why allow this? I think once a post is anwered then deletion should no longer be allowed. A lot of peoples opinion and ideas, right or wrong, could still be of benefit to others. Besides, it would appear that the forum is being sanitized.
In my eagerness to answer some questions here somtimes I have posted replies immediatley.Then when I reread the question my answer looked irrelevent or stupid.I would then go back and delete the post.That way I would not let other ranchers to know that I am stupid! So I think "delete post" is a good idea. "Sanitized" is something I would let bartenders answer if they choose to.
SCJP 1.4, President 60s Club
posted 16 years ago
Originally posted by La Vish: Then when I reread the question my answer looked irrelevent or stupid.I would then go back and delete the post.That way I would not let other ranchers to know that I am stupid!
Supposing other people are replying to your posted message while you are deleting it. Then, that reply would appear disconnected. Stupid or not, that is part of being in the forum. I had been in forums where a reply to a stupid question could either be accomodating, at one end, and sarcastic, at the other end. Yet, they are not deleted because they are part of the whole conversation. Besides, the post in question was deleted totally. Not just one reply, but the whole thread. And there are some ideas there that I would like to review further. Now its gone.