Allowing new users to delete their own topics


(Cyrus Stoller) #1

How do I allow new users to delete (or remove) their own topics?


(Sam Saffron) #3

Just have them flag it, people may be responding allowing an OP to delete is undesirable.


(Kane York) #4

Also note that deleting a topic removes not only the first post, but the entire discussion, which is something you should be averse to doing.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Even deleting a topic with only one post (the first post) is problematic, because topics populate the homepage. If you want to grief a community, create new topics with horrible titles then delete them as soon as a few people see them.


(Sam Saffron) #6

Moreover, people may be in the middle of typing a reply, there is a sunk cost that can not be recovered.


(Cyrus Stoller) #7

Thanks for sharing your rationale. That makes sense.