I made a group a long time ago just for that very possibility. At least it means me or a mod can move their account in to a group with a 'never' permission for editing or deleting if someone went mental.noth wrote:it would
personally, I would be tempted to go "group permissions" > Registered users > Advanced permissions > Actions
but Actions is not there
did you check out the topic linked by Pony99? from that topic many good points, such asCpt. Blackbeard wrote:You do have that specified in your rules right? On my Forum it's item 11, to wit:
11. Any messages you post in these discussion forums will remain available to the public for as long as this discussion board is online. Once you have posted your message, it will stay online. Please post carefully and with due consideration to the content of your post. We will not edit the content you wrote unless it does not conform to the forum guidelines. In the unlikely even that we do edit your post and you do not like the changes, we can delete the message at your request.
marian0810 wrote:I would just remove any personal information of him I could find and leave the rest as it is. He can't check it anyway and even if he does there's a) no way to prove for him that it was his and b) he's probably not going to bother with official steps anyway.
Look at other Terms of Service on sites that have user-generated content and copy their language. I would say something like "While the member posting owns the copyright of his content, the user grants to us a perpetual, world-wide, non-exclusive license to use the content in any way we see fit, including (but not limited to) the right to redistribute, edit, delete and create derivative works based on it."Calman wrote: At this point, I'd be intersted to learn if there is some kind of standard script along the lines of "postings you make are made in good faith on our public forums, to which become our property ... bla bla bla" kind of thing, not in those exact words, but you get my drift. If such a "web/forum standard" script existed, I'd be keen to add it into our registration page/TOS.
But they're written inside of our web sites, so that would seem to imply that we can display a copy of whatever he wrote.AmigoJack wrote:Think about it from a different view: the posts have been created by that user, so they're fundamentally his property.