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Hi Monks,

I've never had the need to delete a post I made, as the ability to edit your posts (according to the FAQ, this should be done preferrably with 'strike') makes a delete feature sort of unneccessary.

But I feel there might be situations where the ability being able to delete a post might be helpful. I've read and understood the concerns at How do I change/delete my post?. Nevertheless, I would like to go forth and suggest that a post owner be able to delete his or her own post if

a) The poster has reached a certain xp points.

and if

(i) The node (a fresh node, not a reply) has not yet been approved.

Or

(ii) A reply to a node has not yet been voted, whether + or - votes. Additionally, there're no sub-replies to this reply.

One situation where a delete feature could be helpful is when you inadventently make a duplicate post. This can happen when you click on Submit but nothing seems to happen for a long time and then you click on it again, or do a refresh or some such. Something like that happened to me yesterday and I wasn't able to delete the duplicate post.

What are your thoughts?


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