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What is it with people that ask for help, you get some messages going, then out of the blue I guess they get their answer & delete the topic never to be seen again!
That really irks me.
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The forum software allows deletion of an entire thread by the original poster? That simply shouldn't be.
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Sure, I guess so we can tell folks not to post in multiple places, they can delete the redundant posts.
Allowing deleting the only thread seems like a mistake tho.
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The forum software allows deletion of an entire thread by the original poster? That simply shouldn't be.

Well I recall a few postings in the past where the originator deleted his first opening posting, but all the responding answering posts still remained. I recall because it was so strange seeing a thread with several answering posts but you couldn't tell what the original question was. So now you say the OP can delete the whole thread?

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Every other forum I've been on, only moderators can delete a topic. Unfortunately, this can get to be a lot of work for moderators, but it saves on losing information. The OP isn't the only one who benefits from the answers given, which is the reason for a no-delete policy.
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Another forum I'm on gives you a set amount of time (10 minutes???) to delete a first post. Might be good here.
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I think the Thread-delete is OK. At least until I read the point CrossRoad made. Havn't experienced that.  Now I am not sure.

I've used the thread delete when I did something stupid or some test like "Can I insert an image here"-type thing.

Undecided.
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