It seems like aussiefooty's immediate response is "ban 'em to hell".... wonder if it may be an after effect of what he has suffered from?I wouldnt be banning someone for such a request
It might help for you to read @Alvin63's other thread that is called extremely annoying member.I wouldnt be banning someone for such a request. First I would review the material to make sure it isn't something personally identifiable or harmful.
I'd politely explain that it wouldn't be fair to others in the discussion to selectively remove things that were replied to (and maybe quoted). The context must remain. Once a post has been up for over 2 hours, the ability for the user to edit or delete it passes. Once it has replies, then it is too late.
I agree with this.I agree with the general "no" opinion of the others on here, but as usual, situations can be more nuanced.
Perhaps start a pm thread with them and find out exactly what's bothering them and see if you can come to some mutually beneficial agreement.
It could end up as a flat no, but perhaps they might be happy with a thread closure, deleting of an offensive post from another member etc if their request is reasonable, you get the picture.