I know, most often you just wind up with a post that says something like "I did not see the post above, could a mod please delete it"... on the other hand it prevents people posting and deleteing as a quick bump to a post without it looking like it was actualy bumped...
But then again having to ask a mod to do something you should ethicly be able to do is annoying and can take a while...
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Doesn't the Delete ban have something to do with Dave Clark or some such? Anyway, the whole idea is inane. If somebody really wishes to delete all their posts, it's simply a matter of editing all of their posts. Come on now, certain things are just a waste of database space. Certainly, a post which is edited to "." can't be better than no post at all.
Originally posted by MstrBob Doesn't the Delete ban have something to do with Dave Clark or some such?
So what did he do that was bad enough to get booted? Hope I'm not doing something here along the line of saying the name "Lord Voldemort" in Harry Potter. I don't really read Harry Potter, but had to see all the movies with my son.
Originally posted by wamboid Hope I'm not doing something here along the line of saying the name "Lord Voldemort" in Harry Potter. I don't really read Harry Potter, but had to see all the movies with my son.
Nor do I and I never saw the movie(s), but I guess, I understand what you want to say (despite my "wrong" mother language). In short: Dave was a super moderator here and when he decided to leave, he mass deleted his posts. A "normal" user like you and me could delete single posts (his/her own ones) and when deleting the first post of a thread started by that user the entire thread was deleted.
Now we are no longer able to delete rubbish, unintended posts etc. because the delete feature is disabled.
Cheers - Pit
Edit: just after having hit 'submit', I saw your signature. Congratulations to having become a grandpa!
It's probably not a built-in feature of vBulletin but I could see a time limited delete thing working. They could delete their own posts for like a minute after they have posted it but after that minute they cannot any longer. Kinda like that new feature that has been becoming popular for blog comment areas. If someone could figure out how to implement such a system it might just work out. There might even be a mod/hack out there for vBulletin that would accomplish this.