In principle, what you want might be reasonable; in
practice, I don't think it's entirely realistic to
expect anything posted in a public location (whether
on the internet or IRL) to necessarily disappear
entirely after a set time
(however long that set time might be). You can
point out all sorts of reasons why it *ought* to
be that way, but people have put forward all sorts
of reasons why usenet cancels and supercedes
*ought* to work, too, and they mostly don't,
largely because in practice nothing public is
enforceably deleteable. You can ask people to
please not log it, but copies are inevitably
going to exist anyway, IMO. Once you've said
something in a public place, the feathers are out
of the pillow and blowing around in the wind.
This may be unfortunate, but I don't know any
cure for it (other than to never say anything
in public... for some reason that solution
doesn't seem popular).
As far as things being taken out of context, I
certainly can sympathize with that, but I would
think the best defense against that would be to
have the entire context at hand -- i.e., to log
everything. (In practice, however, this also
may be impractical; life is full of security
split//,".rekcah lreP rehtona tsuJ";$\=$;[-1]->();print
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