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POLL: How Should Deleted Posts Be Handled?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
disappear completely
63
21%
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brief deletion notice
118
40%
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verbose deletion notice
92
31%
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other
4
1%
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no opinion
21
7%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

On the Message Boards, from time to time there is the need to delete (AKA "nuke" or "kill") an individual post. Usually this is because the post has broken one of the "rules" (i.e., bad language, or making a personal attack on someone).

How should a "deleted" post be handled by the system?

disappear completely

The post should disappear, and the topic should be as if the post has never been made.

brief deletion notice

The post should be replaced with a brief notice, stating that the post has been deleted.

verbose deletion notice

The post should be replaced by a notice stating who made the original post, who has deleted it, and giving the reason for deleting it.

other

I prefer an option not listed.

no opinion

I have no opinion on this question.