I’d like to allow users to delete replies to topics they start in a specific category.
I’m looking for this feature because I’m treating a category as a way for users to post drafts (of tutorials) that other users can reply to. The author of the topic might then update the draft, and I don’t want every thread to fill up with “here’s a typo” “okay, typo fixed” posts. So the idea is that I’d like the author to be able to delete replies as they are dealt with and are no longer issues.
However, I don’t want to just give every user the right to delete any reply from any topic. Just ones they start. I also don’t want to use the flag feature, as the replies aren’t bad or spam- in fact, they’re probably very helpful, just not after they’re dealt with!
Is there a way to do this through the configuration of a topic?
Alternatively: is this a horrible idea? Is there a better approach I might take?