Originally Posted by ss7mm
A lot of our members, and especially new members, read the old posts. We run on a dedicated server that Len pays for so if he is ok with the load of older posts then that's probably how things will stay.
I do some moderating at another forum. We have the software set up to allow for very limited editting(time limited), and no removal of anything posted by members after a certain amount of time elapses.
Couple of reasons:
#1: If member becomes unhappy and decides to leave the forum, information will not be lost for members searching for answers to questions.
#2: Especially in the "Classifieds".....member protection in case of a 'bad deal'(Although we have it stated we are not responsible for bad deals, we still try to help the person that got screwed by having the original information in the post)
#3: Big 'holes' would be left by deleting things.
#4: Totals look 'weak', meaning if things are deleted the search engines can't find the website to direct you to it.