>>7717>They are active on the boards and have been posted in as recently as a week or so ago.
Ah, I was mistaken then. That puts things in perspective. That actually changes my opinion a bit here.>It doesn’t belong to you any more.
It's a fair point, although we wouldn't even be having this discussion if he hadn't lost the passwords to delete said threads: an ability that OPs have by default, and I don't think there's any real statute of limitations on that except for how long one keeps the password (which he has of course lost, and thus lost the ability). Someone else deleting a thread isn't that different from him deleting them himself.
I guess he shouldn't have lost the passwords, but threads on this board then to stay up for weeks and it's very easy to close a tab or change IPs to lose that password.>But those passwords change pretty quickly. Because you’re not meant to be able to delete your posts forever.
I really don't think this is by-design, but you could consider it a consequence that posters have to deal with. He should have thought before he posted.>if I post something, then you reply to me… and this goes on for a while with both of us speaking, do I then have a right to remove your replies to me without your consent or even consultation, just because I regret my earlier posts?
Lotus... I'm not sure how you want me to reply to this, but I know you've done exactly that several times before in the past. It wasn't cool at the time, but maybe it shows that sometimes things are nuanced. It's not really relevant to the principle of it, but I hope you can understand Nigel's perspective here.
Maybe I'm being overly sympathetic to Nigel here, but I can sympathize with a person having posted cringe to a site for years and simply wanting to be forgotten when he left it. I had my own problems with DeviantArt and boorus and other stuff in the past, so I can see where he's coming from.
However, now that it comes to my attention that all of the threads are still active, and not in the archives, I can't confidently say there's no harm in removing them because posters might still want to reply to them. I, for one, wouldn't miss those threads, but I cannot speak for the board, so idk.
That's just my two cents on the matter. Do as you will.