Deleting / Editing Posts

Anthony Spallone -

We reserve the right to delete topics or posts that are off-topic or detrimental to the community, however it is not the general policy to edit or delete forum posts unless they are spam, harassing, illegal, or outright abuse. We will not delete your post or remove your link just because an Internet search for a term brings up the forums before your actual URLs.

Users can edit a post for up to 35 minutes from the time of submission. After that, the post can only be edited by a moderator.

When a post is made and people contribute answers to an issue, that then becomes part of the community resource for others to benefit from and deleting posts removes this added value.

Forum topics will only be edited or deleted at the discretion of the moderators if they represent a valid legal, security, or safety concern.

Don’t post things you aren’t 100% okay with being public. We’ll delete them if we agree it’s a big enough deal, but ‘My SEO!’ is never an acceptable reason. (Remember too that other sites take archive copies of the forums, and we can do nothing to control that.)

Attention Plugin/Theme Authors: If users complain about your plugins, even if they are incorrect, we will not delete their posts. It's your responsibility to represent yourself well and educate them. Even if you are not running a business via your plugins, your reputation is impacted more by how you handle people's complaints versus how they treat you.

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