It’d be nice to make it even clearer to a poster when their reply will be 100% deleted after X time, especially in the hopes that they will create a linked reply or another user can request that their reply be preserved because it is useful. I realize there are options to do this already, but I do feel the process could be refined (example being on this forum). Thanks for considering!
Replies with enough likes are automatically preserved, I believe the default threshold is 5.
The idea with auto-deleting replies is to edit the useful information into the first post, if the first post is a wiki.
Thanks, is it possible to change that threshold to just 1 or 2 likes for smaller communities?
Yes, there is a site setting for this, it is
skip auto delete reply likes and defaults to 5.