Ability to Delete Threads Created and Edit Thread Title?

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  1. Red_Dragon

    Red_Dragon Established Member
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    Unless I'm doing it wrong, is there anyway to delete a thread that you created, or is there anyway to edit the Thread Title of a thread created by a user?

    Meow.
     
  2. Shannon Apple

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    We can't allow users to delete their own threads, but they can request a mod to delete it for them. Mod will do it if the thread is new, or it is a personal thread. There is a good reason for that though. Say a user creates a great thread that generates a ton of discussion, but decides "hey, I don't like how this thread went. They could delete it, all the other user's posts get deleted as well. That wouldn't be fair. Unless the thread is about a personal issue that the user would rather we removed, the user doesn't really have a right to delete the generated discussion. :)

    I wouldn't be against allowing someone to change the title of their thread, but maybe for a limited time after it's been created.
     
  3. 4xdblack

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    100% agree with the title editing... No forum has that option and it's super friggin annoying.
     
  4. Shannon Apple

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    I don't think there is a way to allow that on xenforo. In vbulletin, a user could edit their own thread title by editing the first post, but only while there were no replies. If I recall it right.
     
  5. Novaire

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    I believe that thread authors are able always edit their titles using the thread tools drop-down toward the top of the initial post. Near as I can tell, there doesn't appear to be any restriction on doing so either. Here's a screen capture showing that option:
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    #5 Novaire, Jan 21, 2017
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  6. Shannon Apple

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    Oh, well there you go. I stand corrected. :)

    Thank you @Novaire.
     
  7. Red_Dragon

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    Well I'll be damned! @Novaire This is awesome, I can't believe it was in such an obvious place, but for every forum I've been at it's been in the bottom right hand corner so I never would have thought to look there. The way it's done here is much more convenient!

    @Shannon Apple No worries on the thread delete, I'm happy that I got at least 1 of 2, I'll take it ;)
     
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    Plus, you give me a purpose as a mod when you need threads deleted.
     
  9. Red_Dragon

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    Are they still paying Moderators in Cookies or has that stopped?
     
    #9 Red_Dragon, Jan 21, 2017
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