I've been thinking about the policy where if someone wants to delete their account they'll ask an admin to do that for them and then the admin has to go through all their posts and comments to delete them all manually.
I don't really think this is a good idea for multiple reasons:
- I think link sharing sites can function in a way that's also archival. This is an important part of the Internet in my opinion and it's just a shame that a large part Raddle's database gets lost because someone deletes their account, similar to themes.
- It's tedious as an admin to remove all the posts of a person.
- With deleted comments it makes older threads hard to read when half of the comments are deleted.
- It's kind of useless to do it anyway because everything can be looked up later with archiving sites.
Of course there would be exceptions to this when the posts/comments contain information that can be used to dox someone. The same applies to spam.
Thoughts on this?