rightviewftw wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:55 am
I do not see the upside in this change other than preventing someone from deleting a bunch of their own posts.
Yes deleting a bunch of posts has happened. Some trolls when they know they are about to be banned, delete all their posts, disrupting the flow of the conversations.
binocular wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:39 am
I would update the ToS imo so people are aware of this.
Agreed. It would help to add a (clarifying) clause like "All posts made on this forum are ownership of the forum owner" or something to that effect (they have such a clause at some other forums). It's a clause that states that once you post something, it becomes property of the forum owner (after the editing time has expired).
This is already under the protection of forum owners by US Codes, but I added some language to that effect anyway to the tos:
Starting with the paragraph
Use of this forum is at no membership fee and voluntary.
. . . . . Members may use anonymous usernames and need not use their real names. If they use their real name, that is by their choice and moderating staff reserves the right to refuse name changes (however they may allow in some instances). Posts cannot be edited or deleted after one hour from posting as it disrupts the conversation, especially when whole posts are deleted throughout several conversations. Posters have no ownership of any information they post here and do so at their own choice. Each poster is responsible for carefully crafting their posts due to this and again, this is a voluntary forum at no membership fee.