New users are presented with a “delete button” for their posts, but when they click on it a message says “You don’t have permission to delete this topic. If you really want it to be deleted, submit a flag for moderator attention together with reasoning”.
But there is no flag button either. I think new users should be able to at least flag their own posts, or the message should be updated.
Related to How do I flag a topic? - Site Feedback - Let's Encrypt Community Support and TEST message for flag/delete - Site Feedback - Let's Encrypt Community Support
To answer your question as a default TL1 (Basic user) and above can flag posts you can change this via this setting
min trust to flag posts
Thank you for those details.
So by default, new (TL0) users do have the delete button under their topics, which when clicked displays a message that says they should flag it, which they can’t do either.
It looks like a bug.
In my opinion, they should be able to either:
- Flag their own posts (preferably)
- Have a message associated with the delete button that doesn’t instruct them to do something they can’t do
Don’t you agree ?
I do agree. The reason the user can’t delete the topic is because there are responses, but that error makes no sense under these circumstances, which don’t seem unreasonable.
What Hawk said. Seems nonsensical to show a button that doesn’t work when clicked.
When I tested it (TEST message for flag/delete - Site Feedback - Let's Encrypt Community Support) it was with a new topic without responses, and I couldn’t delete it either (but I don’t remember if it was before or after the “hide message”, and maybe that counts for an answer…)
Yeah we should fix this one @eviltrout. I guess the logic should be “show the delete button, but not if you are TL0, because you can’t flag anyway”?
@jamie.wilson can you check this one out? Thanks!