Richard Serkes wrote:Well, I think I have the answer to the DELETE issue. We all need to remember that this software has a really good FAQ section, something JForum didn't have. So I went to the FAQ and read about editing and deleting a post. It seems that phpBB3 will only let you edit a limited number of times and you CAN'T delete your post after someone else has replied.
I have no idea as to why the authors of phpBB3 have set it up that way, but as Walter Cronkite used to say, "And that's the way it is."
Nice catch on finding the Delete button solution in the FAQs.
I think that I will add that info into the Bulletin Board Instructions, so that future users will not be subjected to the same confusion regarding the "Case of the Disappearing Delete Button" ... assuming that they actually read the instructions before posting.
I guess it does make sense, though, not to allow post deletions after a post has been replied to ... because that would be somewhat like taking a ten chapter novel and deleting a few of the middle chapters.
In other words, posts with replies must be kept in order to maintain the "continuity" of the thread ... especially with users regularly quoting previous postings!
By the way, our admin settings do not put a time nor frequency limit on editing one of your own posts. So users can edit as frequently as necessary, and whenever they find the need.
The only two posting constraints are a limit of 60,000 characters per post, and a quote nesting depth limit of 3.
There is also a "flood interval" setting that requires a 15 second wait between new postings ... a setting designed to prevent a flood of robo-postings. Hopefully this will not affect people posting!!