Why can't users delete posts which have been replied to?

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johnv
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Why can't users delete posts which have been replied to?

Post by johnv »

Is it just ethics or is it something that'll break the board if I remove it.
I think I found the "else if" in posting.php that checks to see if the post is the last post:

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else if ( !$post_data['last_post'] && !$is_auth['auth_mod'] && ( $mode == 'delete' || $delete ) )
		{
			message_die(GENERAL_MESSAGE, $lang['Cannot_delete_replied']);
		}
and the thing that checks to see whether to put the Delete image in viewtopic.php

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if ( $userdata['user_id'] == $poster_id && $is_auth['auth_delete'] && $forum_topic_data['topic_last_post_id'] == $postrow[$i]['post_id'] )
My board members are still complaining about losing this feature (from UBB) after more than a year on phpBB[/code]

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Post by Darkmonkey »

Users cant delete their own posts for a reason, if they could , they could mess up the board. It would get really confusing :?

EDDY POSTS:
This is a great board


JOHN POSTS:
I hate Mark!


MARK POSTS:
Im Going to kill you!


JOHN DELETES HIS POST:

Eddy is like - "why is mark going to kill me?"

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Post by johnv »

but that's the only reason? It's ethichal/continuity stuff, not technical?

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Post by LifeIsPain »

Verily. Moderators can still delete posts even if it is out of order.
LifeIsPain - one who needs to be smackedLife is pain, highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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