[aur-dev] [PATCH] Make deleted comments visible to Trusted Users

Alex Charron alex at undeterminant.net
Mon Jul 28 03:29:53 EDT 2014

On 2014-07-27 21:12, Xyne wrote:
> On 2014-07-27 11:29 +1200
> David Phillips wrote:
>>> So maybe we should clean them up occasionally?
>> Makes sense. A TU's hardly going to receive complaints about abuse 12
>> -- or even 6 -- months after the incident.
> Even 3 months would be enough to report abuse.
> Alternatively, add a "report abuse" button that stores a copy of the comment. It
> can then be reviewed even if the original comment is deleted. The copy can be
> deleted when the report is closed (or after some interval). This would also be
> less tedious than scanning through all the duplicate comments posted due to the
> absence of an edit function.
I much prefer the idea of storing reported comments. This confirms that
the comment was posted while not keeping deleted comments. Another
option would be to allow a window in which comments can be deleted
without penalty, then disallowing deletion after some threshold. TUs
would still be able to delete comments then, but the users that posted
them wouldn't.

I don't like the idea of keeping deleted comments not because there's
any useful/private information in them, but out of principle that you
shouldn't keep content from a user that they chose to delete without a
good reason to do so.

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