View Full Version : Regarding topic deletion
12-06-2001, 03:47 AM
We recently had a request from a user to delete a topic. The person had started the topic, people are no longer posting to the topic, and the person says that the issue no longer exists. On the other hand, many people had already contributed postings to the topic. After some discussion, the moderator of the forum and I decided that the topic should not be deleted because it would eliminate the contributions of others who have posted on the topic. What do you think?
12-06-2001, 03:58 AM
I concur with the decision, and the reasoning. Maybe it will encourage people to consider all of the ramifications of their words, before posting.
[This message was edited by Rick on December 06, 2001 at 07:29 AM.]
12-06-2001, 04:30 AM
I agree, too; the topic may be of help to a new forum member tuning in for the first time.
Rather than deleting, the post can be locked to prevent other responses, with an indication of the reason this was done. I agree with not deleting except in extreme circumstances.
12-07-2001, 06:50 AM
Thanks, KLD. The forums are set to allow topic originators to close topics to further messages. If other people want to continue the discussion, they can originate their own topics. Wise.
12-17-2001, 09:39 AM
I agree 98%. Mainly because in trying to copy two threads to other forums I deleted a few posts in the process. But I think I figured out what I was doing the last time so I'll go with the majority, again, for the all reasons stated. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif