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Re^2: Give Maintainer Permissions to delete their own nodes?

by shagbark (Acolyte)
on Apr 25, 2018 at 02:50 UTC ( #1213507=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: Give Maintainer Permissions to delete their own nodes?
in thread Give Maintainer Permissions to delete their own nodes?

The problem with not allowing you to delete nodes that have votes on them is that the only reason to delete a node is if you realize it's a bad question, in which case it will probably already have negative votes by the time you try to delete it.

This would probably happen even if you immediately change the text to say "This is a deleted node. There is nothing here to see."

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Re^3: Give Maintainer Permissions to delete their own nodes?
by jdporter (Canon) on Apr 25, 2018 at 18:10 UTC
    ... the only reason to delete a node is if you realize it's a bad question, in which case it will probably already have negative votes by the time you try to delete it.

    I think you're mistaken. "Bad" questions (like the one you posted earlier) are not considered bad by the community. They're fine questions. You were just embarrassed and wanted to salve your shame. Don't worry about such things. (Btw, I'm the one who restored the node's original content, putting it inside a spoiler section. Just so you know -- we do not like people to delete their node contents, and will restore them if we deem it appropriate.)

    Truly bad nodes -- those deemed to be toxic to the site -- are easily taken care of by the normal consideration and reaping process.

    You've already been pointed to How do I change/delete my post?; I hope you'll read it. And definitely check out the thread linked at the bottom, why a nodelet can be kept agains author wish?. It's entertaining as well as informative.

    Thanks.

    I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
Re^3: Give Maintainer Permissions to delete their own nodes?
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Apr 25, 2018 at 04:59 UTC

    "Self-deleting" a node is considered bad form so the downvotes tend to come from that far more than a "bad" question. I upvote most questions I read, to encourage participation, unless they are hostile or rude.

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