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Make "reason" to delete a post mandatory

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Rigel Kentaurus, May 24, 2011.

  1. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    When I delete a post, the "reason" is not mandatory, I can just delete the post right away without typing "why".

    While this works for hard deletes, and some things that are just too obvious, most of the times when I am browsing the forum, as I see deleted posts, I want to know "why". While I can ask the moderators to remember to always input a reason when deleting the post, it would help a lot if the UI actually enforced this, as a reminder that they should write in a reason for the deletion.

    So, please add an option to make the reason mandatory, or make it a mandatory field by default.
    Andrej, Alex, James Freeman and 3 others like this.
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Very good suggestion, but I'd rather it be an option.
    whynot likes this.
  3. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

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  4. Sylar

    Sylar Well-Known Member

    Personally I think it would be a good thing to integrate with the permissions system. If you make it so that you require it for moderators or other groups, but optional for Admins or members, then everyone is happy ;)
    Forsaken likes this.
  5. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    That would be great actually :) I do not care if an admin deletes a post, but the moderators I want to read why ;)
  6. Sylar

    Sylar Well-Known Member

    Exactly, so all you would need to do is develop a small tweak in the permissions so it forces the Mods to do so ;)

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