Reason For Not Allowing Editing After Certain Time Limit:
For example.. Say you have a forum with doesnt allow posting of certain links to certains websites, lets say "adult sites". So i could make a thread on your forum posting something which you allow to be posted. Then after a while, i come back to your forum, go to that post, then change it completely to advertise the "adult site". If you have a busy forum, the post which has been edited could be pages back into your forum & less likely to be spotted of an admin or mod. This me getting my "adult site" advertised on your forum which i could have done if there was No Editing or Editing Was Timed.
I could also make a thread on your forum, after another member repling on that thread, i could change the text in my post that started the thread to make it look like that other member posted a reply on something else other than what that member was really posting on.Reason For Not Allowing Editing After Certain Time Limit:
You could also lose any good SEO that page gives your website/forum.
If that page has good Rank, etc.. A member could ruin that with deleting their post.
Also, if a member decides for some reason or another, they could delete every post they have in proberly not alot of time. These posts could be popular topics on your forum & they will be all gone.
VoxPopuli wrote:I run a MOD that will not allow a user to PERMANENTLY delete their posts, ever. Their deleted posts go into a hidden trash bin that only I or my Moderators can see. If we feel the delete was uncalled for, we can, with the click of a check box, restore their post to the proper forum or we can permanently delete it. The users have no control over what happens when they delete.
What MOD is that?
I like the sound of that.
Member can delete their posts, but there not really deleted they just like hidden.