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1.10 Delayed Deletes
#1
Discourse has a system where post deletions only happen after a certain period of time after being "deleted", I'm curious if something like that might be useful here. Facebook does something similar for account deletions.
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#2
Don't know if it is just me but I really don't see how this would be useful?
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#3
(12-03-2017, 09:50 AM)Ben Wrote: Don't know if it is just me but I really don't see how this would be useful?

Yeah, I'm not really seeing a use for this. If there's a good use case and example of when it's useful, that would help.
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(12-03-2017, 10:51 AM)Euan T Wrote:
(12-03-2017, 09:50 AM)Ben Wrote: Don't know if it is just me but I really don't see how this would be useful?

Yeah, I'm not really seeing a use for this. If there's a good use case and example of when it's useful, that would help.

Use case a moderator account gets hacked and starts mass deleting posts. The delayed delete option would be recourse and recovery.
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#5
That's the same use case as soft deletes - if you're worried about mods getting ahcked, only allow them to soft delete rather than hard delete then you can restore posts at any point.
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#6
Let's assume you have a flood of spam though. If you soft-delete it, those red posts will sit around unto perpetuity. And you have to beg an admin to do your job for you.

Also, it helps guard against... "I never said that!"
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#7
This just sounds like soft delete with auto-pruning. Which actually makes a lot of sense to me, though I can see multiple ways to approach it (e.g. a task which deletes soft deleted threads/posts older than X days).
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#8
(12-09-2017, 05:28 AM)Yumi Wrote: This just sounds like soft delete with auto-pruning.  Which actually makes a lot of sense to me, though I can see multiple ways to approach it (e.g. a task which deletes soft deleted threads/posts older than X days).

Yes, I see a task clearing out old soft deleted data as being a better solution (and it would be far easier to implement).
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#9
I've got to agree with the above posts. I've always used soft deletes for my moderation team, it's safer and we can always recover that content. Yumi's suggestion for a task to clear soft deleted posts would be welcome indeed.
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Quote:This just sounds like soft delete with auto-pruning. Which actually makes a lot of sense to me, though I can see multiple ways to approach it (e.g. a task which deletes soft deleted threads/posts older than X days).

Agree with that. A setting for pruning soft-deleted posts after X days would be nice. Run it on a task even. Heck, I may code this up for my own forums.
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