And my website is same problem.
In Discourse, users can delete replies, but not whole topics. This is intentional: Deleting topics can cause too much harm, for example when a user is already composing a reply.
Ok Thank you very much.
This is the 2nd report I’ve seen of this “issue” in the last 7 days. One thing that might help would be to show the delete button on the first post but pop up a modal explaining why they can’t delete the topic and how to contact staff if they really want to delete it.
Sure good idea feel free to make it so.
Good idea. I think there should be a description for them when they want to delete posts.
I personally believe there should be this feature available and let amins/members decide to use or not.
In my site, some users wanted to have this with many valid reasons. After some discussions and a poll, we have decided to let OP deletes own topics only and only if there is no replies.
I have enabled the delete button on topics and set a good old cron job shooting a query into Postgres every hour.
@maja added the modal explaining why the user can’t delete their topic and what to do in
I totally agree with @icanhasr00t. For buy/selling communities this would be super useful, removing the need for admin/moderatos to be worried about deleting every single item that was sold as consequence of being flagged by the user. (Honestly, it’s a bit hard to remove ~100 topics per day, when at some point could exist the possibility of automate this).
Wouldn’t be possible to create a new global setting, allowing tls users to remove topics, including all posts, all likes, everything behind in case there are? I’m sure it will be much appreciated.
I also like the way of warning users with a modal dialog ;-), but…
You bring up a good point, you could allow users to delete their own topics via a site setting if you are OK with the replies getting deleted along with them.
I was hitting my mind, and even I thought that can be considered to send a notification everytime a user deletes a topic (and the posts/likes that come along with), as it’s done when a user flags a topic for deletion. The setting
delete removed posts after can be taken into account , so that before that period, an administrator could revoke the deletion action performed by a user.
This new setting of course would come disabled by default, let’s say following the phylosophy of discourse forums, but will range new discourse approaches and will leave admins/moderators more time to focus on other developments.
Is this considered to come included in the core in the short/long term? FMHO, this should be re-considered. I know this a recurrent question, and I read tons of posts about this topic, but it’s a matter of ranging more scenarios within the wonderful world of Discourse.
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