Master_Cylinder wrote:That's the problem with doing it in the core, so many options and settings but it's up to the admin/owner to know what is required. I think a specific extension, per needed country, would make more sense but I really don't know what all of the variables would be. I just know that *I* don't want users self-deleting anything important and my laws don't demand such things.
I absolutely understand this point of view.
But unfortunately (or fortunately, it depends on the point of view) every user is the owner and the responsable of respective posts, as a book writer is. And every user has the right to choose himself what he want to delete or not. As admin the law (and also my morality) imposes me to respect the user decision.
Of course it is not easy losing important things.
Suppose that the user peopleopinion (or... you, why not?) joined to a website a bit of time ago and a certain time I (or you) want to unsubscribe by removing everything that I posted because I do not want it remains track, or maybe because things are old and no longer updated and then useless or for other reasons, whatever they may be. Or suppose that the site in question is not more to my liking because for example, has become xenophobic or doesn't not respect the religion of each other etc.
Personally I think it is my (or yours) right and my (or your) choice to delete my (or your) account from that website and disappear from its pages. It's called free will, as I recall.
I respect the point of view that acclaims that losing important things can be a damage, but every one has the right to choose what to do, if legally (and morally) admitted of course. I think, inside this perspective, it is a duty of the admin to give this possibility without almost any interference.