Should Members Be Able To Edit/Delete Their Posts?

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Re: Should Members Be Able To Edit/Delete Their Posts?

Postby VoxPopuli » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:11 pm

I also use a MOD or a Snippet for:
If a user edits their post, it appears as an unread post and I'm notified. Quick fix.

But yes, 15 minutes is plenty of time to edit.

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Re: Should Members Be Able To Edit/Delete Their Posts?

Postby SeanFace101 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:26 am

Reason For Not Allowing Editing After Certain Time Limit:
For example.. Say you have a forum with doesnt allow posting of certain links to certains websites, lets say "adult sites". So i could make a thread on your forum posting something which you allow to be posted. Then after a while, i come back to your forum, go to that post, then change it completely to advertise the "adult site". If you have a busy forum, the post which has been edited could be pages back into your forum & less likely to be spotted of an admin or mod. This me getting my "adult site" advertised on your forum which i could have done if there was No Editing or Editing Was Timed.

I could also make a thread on your forum, after another member repling on that thread, i could change the text in my post that started the thread to make it look like that other member posted a reply on something else other than what that member was really posting on.

Reason For Not Allowing Editing After Certain Time Limit:
You could also lose any good SEO that page gives your website/forum.
If that page has good Rank, etc.. A member could ruin that with deleting their post.

Also, if a member decides for some reason or another, they could delete every post they have in proberly not alot of time. These posts could be popular topics on your forum & they will be all gone.

VoxPopuli wrote:I run a MOD that will not allow a user to PERMANENTLY delete their posts, ever. Their deleted posts go into a hidden trash bin that only I or my Moderators can see. If we feel the delete was uncalled for, we can, with the click of a check box, restore their post to the proper forum or we can permanently delete it. The users have no control over what happens when they delete.


What MOD is that?
I like the sound of that.
Member can delete their posts, but there not really deleted they just like hidden.

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Re: Should Members Be Able To Edit/Delete Their Posts?

Postby VoxPopuli » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:14 am

prime_trash_bin_1_1_1 at .com. or at his site http://www.absoluteanime.com/admin/mods.htm#trash_bin.

As of the editing, as I said, I use a MOD that if a post is edited, it shows as unread and you see right away what is going on by looking at the post. I'd say if you get 150-200+ posts a day, I would not allow editing by no means. But a small board, 2-25 posts a day, not a big deal.

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Re: Should Members Be Able To Edit/Delete Their Posts?

Postby SeanFace101 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:29 am

VoxPopuli wrote:prime_trash_bin_1_1_1 at .com. or at his site http://www.absoluteanime.com/admin/mods.htm#trash_bin.

As of the editing, as I said, I use a MOD that if a post is edited, it shows as unread and you see right away what is going on by looking at the post. I'd say if you get 150-200+ posts a day, I would not allow editing by no means. But a small board, 2-25 posts a day, not a big deal.


Thanks for the link :D
When you say you use a MOD that if a post is edited, it shows as unread.
Is that the Trash Bin MOD that does that also? or is it another MOD that does that?

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Re: Should Members Be Able To Edit/Delete Their Posts?

Postby VoxPopuli » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:51 pm

It's a different MOD (actually a snippet. It's only one edit and works with 3.0.10.. :grin:

http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/m ... _as_unread

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Re: Should Members Be Able To Edit/Delete Their Posts?

Postby SeanFace101 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:02 pm

VoxPopuli wrote:It's a different MOD (actually a snippet. It's only one edit and works with 3.0.10.. :grin:

http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/m ... _as_unread


Thanks! :D
Thanks for the other one too!

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Re: Should Members Be Able To Edit/Delete Their Posts?

Postby shadowslight » Mon May 07, 2012 12:30 am

on my forum I give the members 15 minutes to delete the topic, and 30 to edit. I fugure that is sufficient enough. I have previously been members on forums long forgotten now, where they used to allow the users to do that and it certainly messed up the flow of things.

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Re: Should Members Be Able To Edit/Delete Their Posts?

Postby cisco007 » Mon May 07, 2012 1:20 am

it sure does, i think that is also a good amount of time for them to fix their posts!
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Re: Should Members Be Able To Edit/Delete Their Posts?

Postby shadowslight » Mon May 07, 2012 1:31 am

when i first opened up, I think i had triede this but i hadn't had an anti spam mod yet, so a spam user/bot or two got in, made a post and later edited a link, that lead to some quite objectionable material. I figure the 15/30 practice is sufficient. and if a member wants to still further edit it or have it removed, he/she can report it. or pm a mod or admin:)

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