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by Super Contributor
on ‎03-30-2012 08:30 AM

Should make posts undeletable once there are replies.

by Super User
on ‎03-30-2012 04:56 PM

Then if I needed to delete something I just go in and 'edit' it anyways. Impossible to truly enforce.

Does it happen often enough to make a huge difference to your point totals overall?

by Super Contributor
on ‎03-30-2012 07:50 PM

My concern is sas codes. Some very nice posts were deleted. I am fine with people to delete their own posts, but not someone else’s posts.

by PROC Star
on ‎03-30-2012 11:22 PM

Editing isn't the problem and, as you know, I've already got more points than I know what to do with.  But others do consider points important and I've had instances, myself, where over 50 points disappeared.

And, I agree with Linlin, a lot of useful advice has been deleted because someone deleted their post and, as a result, deleted the advice that was given by everyone who responded to the post that was deleted.

by SAS Super FREQ
on ‎04-03-2012 08:16 AM

Posts need to be deleteable by the author. I think that if someone posts a question that is just plain wrong, they ought to be able to delete it. If I ask "Does SAS have a language for matrix computations?" and someone points me to a SAS/IML Web page, I'm going to feel dumb and want to delete the question before anyone else sees it.

I am confused by Linlin's statement "I am fine with people to delete their own posts, but not someone else’s posts"  Please explain. Can you actually delete a post created by someone else?

by Super Contributor
on ‎04-03-2012 08:42 AM

Yes. I posted a post, you replied. When I delete my post, your post is also deleted.

by Contributor gfarkas
on ‎04-03-2012 09:39 PM

Does this mean when a user decides to delete their own post, or when someone deletes someone else's post?

by ChrisL
on ‎04-30-2012 08:25 AM

I understand people wanting to remove evidence of 'dumb' questions.... The problem is that those sorts of questions often don't get asked for exactly that reason.... Helpful answers to 'dumb' questions deserve & need to be retained somewhere. Maybe there should be a function/process by which a 'dumb'  question can be annonimised(?) and moved out to a FAQ area?

One of my favourite things about SAS-L in the early 90's was that the past was always retained and you could search for answers to all of the 'dumb' questions you were too embarrassed to ask.

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