Why was first post deletion disabled

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by barg, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    I changed the subject line when I figured out I couldnt delete this thread, why was that disabled?
    This was intended to be a temporary message.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2007
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No no can you explain it for me? lol [​IMG]

    Bubba
     
  3. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Anyone?
     
  4. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because there were posts with ALOT of good information being destroyed. The admins/mods decided to leave it to their powers to decide what is or is not to be destroyed.

    Bubba
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    When a member's post is the thread starter (the first post) and then deletes this post, this action also deletes all the other members' posts that are replies to that first post.

    When we had the ability available for members to delete their first post (and therefore the thread) we started to get complaints from other members about their posts being deleted.

    After a lot of internal discussion the BYC staff collectively decided it would be best for the community to remove this feature to protect all the other members posts.

    I hope that makes sense. [​IMG]
     
  6. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That feature was changed so that we would not lose entire threads and the information posted within them by other members when the original author chose to delete his/her first post.


    chel

    Edited to add: Looks like nifty and I responded at the same time. LOL
     
  7. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Hmm , that could create allot of clutter, like this thread.
    Not to mention, work to clean up the clutter for the mods.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2007
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:Chel, we really need to coordinate our efforts! We keep responding / acting at the same time. I guess this is what happens when we are both night owls and in the same time zone (BTW when are you going to come get your hutch? There's a free broodie buff orp in it) [​IMG]
     
  9. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When a post gets old it just trickles down (Almost all forums work the same way). It goes into what I like to call the museum. Where people can read it if they like but it's not poping up unless someone is posting something new on it. If people keep making new post it stays on the first page, if not it naturally shuffles into the archives.

    Bubba

    PS Barg do you put that cup in every shot [​IMG]
     
  10. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    I use it to show relative size. [​IMG]
     

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