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RE: Remove nodes?

by Crulx (Monk)
on Feb 15, 2000 at 03:46 UTC ( #3501=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Remove nodes?

The problem with allowing users to remove their own posts is, what happens if you are deleting the head of a thread? Of course, you can always modify the message so it doesn't say anything, but at least the order of the thread tree is preserved. I've thought a little about this and I haven't come up with a good solution. Anyone think of something? (ie being able to remove only messages without reply's)

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RE: RE: Remove nodes?
by jbert (Priest) on Feb 16, 2000 at 20:48 UTC
    Being able to remove nodes which have no replies would be sufficient for me. The problem I see this as addressing is where a node has been accidentally created as empty - I would hope people are less likely to reply to empty nodes.

    I suppose you could permit removal of nodes with replies if you had some policy. For example:

    • Re-parent all replies to a deleted node to the parent of the deleted node. (Not much worse than people being allowed to edit out the text of a node as far as making the threading confusing).
    • If a node is deleted which has replies, change the maintainer to Daemon/Zombie/Admin and set the text to empty
    Any good?

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