(Closed) Anyone else think its BS that we can't delete our account/threads/comments?

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Should we be able to delete our accounts?
    Yes : (152 votes)
    84 %
    No : (28 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 32
    Member
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Yes I do. Or atleast clean out the emotional / waiting thread once a year. I don’t see how helpful it is to keep really personal posts on here. And I don’t understand how not deleting content helps the integrity. Basically every thread I’ve come across is a duplicate of previous ones, nothing is really original. 

    Post, get answers, delete. No problem, especially since there are 100 repeated threads started for every topic. A question is going to get asked in a new thread, regardless if it has already been addressed in a previous thread. 

    Post # 34
    Member
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t usually wade in on this kind of stuff, but at the end of the day, we all need to remember that this is a public site, nothing ever really “disappears” off the internet and we all need to think about what we post before we post it.

    And if I can be really honest, there are some really MAJOR over-sharers on this (and many other) site/s.  If you choose to post that much information, AFTER agreeing to the ToS then you need to be able to deal with the consequences that might come with posting that information.

    FWIW this kind of stuff blows up every six months or so, the same people complain and then continue to post until it blows up again!

    Post # 35
    Member
    650 posts
    Busy bee

    yes I believe we should be able to at least edit even if they wont allow deletion. 

    It makes me not want to post certain things on here anymore now that am aware that I have no control over it

    Post # 36
    Member
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think as the owner of the thread we should be able to delete it.  We should also be able to delete any posts that we gave our opinions on other people threads.  However, I know that not a lot of websites allow that.  If you really want to delete the thread, you might need to contact moderator and explain why.  Maybe there will have some exception for you.

    This is the reason why I never post my picture or anything that will indicate who I am.

    Post # 37
    Member
    650 posts
    Busy bee

    @Nat_can:   I totally agree with you, I am relative new here joined a week ago so was clueless about all of this. I have deleted the picture I posted of myself on here and will be very careful about anything I post on here from now on

    Post # 38
    Member
    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Meh it doesn’t really bother me. Just use judgement when posting anything whether its starting a thread or commenting. Many other forums just let you deactivate your account and will still keep your posts in case they would need referencing.

    I do like that we can’t delete threads altogether so they can be used later on. I cannot tell you how many threads I found that were old (I’m talking years here) that I searched for that helped me put my wedding together.

    *shrugs* I’ve also pretty familar with forums as I have belonged to quite a few in my day…many of which are gamer based…and we all know how mature gamers can be. Tongue Out Being able to delete threads etc. etc. does cause a lot of issues along with what a PP said…tons of screens shots of the evidence. So annoying.

    I will say, not the biggest fan of only having an hour to edit a post, but I agreed to it when I signed up and I just deal with it.

    Post # 39
    Member
    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Hippos:  The thing about those old threads is that I bet not everyone would go around deleting all their threads.  I have to say there are about 3-4 that I would delete and I’ve started at least 50 threads, I think.  So, I don’t think that’s really an issue.  That being said, that policy HAS kept me from either (1) asking a question I want to ask because I don’t want anyone to ever find it and I can’t ask it without any specifics or (2) asking a question, but leaving out the specifics and thus being unable to get appropriate responses.  I don’t really care about screenshots as much as people being able to find my threads that aren’t members of the boards; that is to say, I don’t want to post something about a friend and have her find it 3 years down the line because I wanted advice on how to handle a situation. 

    So yes, I wish we had more leeway.  Maybe like a 48 hour rule.  Because, then you can post and say what you want, get the responses you’re looking for, and then delete it – so you have your answers, but no evidence of it. 

    Post # 40
    Member
    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    sometimes the weddingbee makes me feel like a gosh darn kindergartner.  it’s TOO moderated… almost nanny-like and there isn’t enough freedoms.

    Post # 41
    Member
    2814 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    For the love of all that is chocolate, if you don’t like the TOS, stop posting.  It’s really not that complicated.  

    Post # 42
    Member
    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @BoiledPNut:  i don’t like that my husband farts alot, but i’m not going to divorce him. 

    geez. i just saw the threat last night and thought i would weigh in with my opinion. we are allowed to have opinions. you can still love a place and the people without loving EVERY detail about the place (including some of the rules).

    Post # 43
    Member
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I can see both sides of it.

    On the one hand, I would personally love to be able to clean out my old posts. I had posted about the wedding I was planning with the man that I was with before calling the whole thing off. For now, it’s no big deal but what happens when one day I’m in a new relationship and am getting married? It’s hardly a plesant thought to have those old posts attached to me when I’ve moved on. I also think it’s something that any future Fiance wouldn’t want so easily accessible.

    On the other hand, I understand that we all agreed to the TOS when we signed up and that nothing on the internet is sacred.

     

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