We have a user on the HTG forum who decided that they hated all of their old posts… and has gone on a deleting spree, which leaves weird holes in topics, and then keeps pushing old topics to the first page for no reason.
The problem is that by default all posts can be edited or deleted for up to 1 year… and while sure, I can change that default (and already did), it also means that other useful forum members can’t do any editing after the much shorter window that I imposed.
My idea is that the delete window should be tied to the trust level. So level 1 users would only have a shorter window for editing and deleting, and as the trust level increases, they would have more ability to edit older posts.
It’s not a critical feature, but it does seem like something logical that might be included at some point.