yabski wrote:i found this in one of links, "You do not HAVE to delete their posts, once they are made they are your property, and it does say that somewhere in the default phpBB Terms and Conditions, "unless you edited it out by any chance."
but no one believes me,Could some one please please help me and tell me where i may find
"unless you edited it out by any chance."
i dont believe i would have edited it out, but some help to actually show it really exsists wou;d be good, also not sure if it makea differance but am based in the uk
To see the Terms of Service, log out of your board, then click the Register
link. You'll see the TOS page. If you then click the Login
link to see what that says.
However, my understanding is that the U.K. has extra stringent data privacy laws, so you might want to consult an attorney (or barrister or whatever
Finally, if you do consult a lawyer, and you own the original domain, you might see if you can sue them for some sort of unfair trade practices. You let them run the site on your domain so that the community wouldn't die, and they took unfair advantage of that by starting their own competitive site and then demanding that you remove their content. I'm no lawyer, so I don't know if that would fly, but it might scare them into backing down.
P.S. Please try to think of better subjects. "Can User Request Having Their Posts Deleted?" would be much better.