You know what I hate? People deleting posts.

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love it.  I have deleted posts where I thought the answers were especially nasty, so for my own mental well-being I deleted it. 

That is aggravating when you spend time responding and the post is gone, but I like the feature. 

Post # 4
Member
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think there have been a few situations where posters have posted in a fit of anger only to feel terrible/realize they put up too much personal information/ etc. I think it’s a good idea to allow deletion then, for a relatively limited amount of time, just for privacy concerns.

But posts that already have a bunch of replies that get deleted because the poster doesn’t like the answers? Hate those!!! I wish there was a rule like “no deletion after one page of replies” or “no deletion after 24 hours” or something.

Post # 5
Member
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

YES. I hate it. It’s taken so much responsibility off OPs to actually contribute to the site rather than just post ridiculous OPs and wipe them when they’re tired of the answers.

ETA: I don’t particularly mind when it’s for a privacy concern, but you could always get those deleted from moderators, so I don’t see the big deal about being able to do it yourself.

 

Post # 6
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I have deleted two old posts for privacy concerns, nothing new or recent. That being said we don’t get an unlimited amount of deletes so users new and old cannot rely on this as a way of avoidance for long.

 

Post # 7
Member
3693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Drives me nuts.

Post # 8
Member
8907 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yeah… but you can only delete 3 ever, so it doesn’t happen all that often…

Post # 9
Member
42472 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The mods and the site are never going to please everyone. Bees campaigned long and hard to get the ability to delete posts. It is not an unlimited privilege.

Post # 10
Member
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Agreed

Post # 11
Member
27 posts
Newbee

@MrsTVLover: 

I love it.  I have deleted posts where I thought the answers were especially nasty, so for my own mental well-being I deleted it. 

That is aggravating when you spend time responding and the post is gone, but I like the feature. 

 

+1. I think the feature is more important than ever, now that many members apparently find it okay to call other members a “troll” just because of certain random criteria in their posts or their bios. Males looking for a female perspective on things get it the worst apparently, especially if they are considering divorcing their abusive wives
 
 
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Post # 12
Member
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

I posted one thread 3 times in a row by mistake because weddingbee was being buggy when I was trying to post it, and then I was able to delete 2 of them. I thought it was pretty useful. Limiting it seems bad though, if it’s not refreshed over time. I have 5000 posts. Wouldn’t it be reasonable that my deletion needs are different than someone with 20 posts? Especially if my deletions are because of weddingbee being buggy. I hope that weddingbee will modify this narrow restriction which doesn’t make sense for more regular posters. Deletion can be used for good.

Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky…

Post # 14
Member
4568 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@oneofthesethings:  i have done that too and it sucks to respond and the post is gone.

but in cases where bees start to swarm its nice to be able to just delete the post.

Post # 15
Member
7197 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@oneofthesethings:  It’s exactly the same if a thread gets closed (instead of deleted) and I believe that feature’s been around for a long time.

I’ve had it happen to me too, but I don’t let it worry me. That’s how it is on the internet. Things get removed sometimes.

Post # 16
Member
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I deleted a post I had made a few months ago about something I was really upset about. Honestly, most of the answers disagreed with me, but I didn’t care about that. I realized that I had included too many personal details to the point that my mother (who comes on WB to help plan details of my wedding) would easily identify me. There were some very specific details that would be too coincidental to be anyone else. Plus it was mainly a family rant, so I surely didn’t want her reading it 🙂

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