I think many of us had that moment where you wish you could edit or delete something you said.
Maybe because you didn't explain it well. Maybe because you realized you shouldn't have said it in the first place.
So what do you think about this?
- Yes, for questions onlyVote A
- Yes, for opinions and comments onlyVote B
- No, its fine how it is.Vote C
- See results / OtherVote D
- Yes, for bothVote E
Would GaG be ruined for you if this was still added?
Most Helpful Girl
This is something we've been thinking about for a while.
We go back and forth, weighing the pros and cons, and unfortunately, the cons outweigh the pros.
► First of all, we want as much helpful content on the site at all times. Giving members the option to delete their own posts would drastically decrease the amount of content available on the site at any given time, whether it's a question, an opinion, a comment, or an article.
► Secondly, we anticipate a great abuse of the ability by many. From people posting something offensive and changing it after they receive criticism to posts being completely changed from what was originally said and confusing members. It would be much more difficult to keep track of what users were saying what. Constant ever-changing posts would simply cause too much confusion for everyone - would there be notifications for every change, or every deletion? How would a member know if an opinion owner changed what they said? Or deleted it? How often would MH percentage change? On and on.
► Thirdly, it wouldn't be fair to those who've taken great care to share on a question only to have the question asker delete the question later, completely removing quality content that we actually want on the site, quality content that a member is proud of.
► Also, with members constantly controlling what was edited or deleted, Xper points would be incredibly difficult to calculate and accurately keep track of.
Most browsers come equipped with spell check, and we always encourage everyone to check what they write before clicking Submit. We also want everyone to carefully consider what they decide post to avoid "post regret". Think before you speak, kind of thing.
We do, as always, appreciate the feedback and will continue checking and discussing features like this :-)2