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Why can we not delete stuff we upload in gallery?

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its ridiculous the moderators need to change that, any other forum we are aloud to delete images when we want but nooo not here, so many pictures i want to delete but i do not want to have to ask mommy and daddy to delete them

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Cyan can correct me on this, but I'm pretty sure it's a technical limitation. There isn't just an option to allow you to delete your own images, only the moderator option to be able to delete all images. Hence why we let you report your own images for a moderator to delete.

 

The system in the files section of the site, where you can hide and delete your own files, is entirely custom made.

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18 minutes ago, willpv23 said:

 Hence why we let you report your own images for a moderator to delete.

 

Where is this written? How would we know?

Edit: @willpv23

It also seems like a waste of time for a moderator to use their time to delete someone's images..

Edited by Pav500

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5 minutes ago, Pav500 said:

Where is this written? How would we know?

Edit: @willpv23

It also seems like a waste of time for a moderator to use their time to delete someone's images..

 

It's been the case since the beginning of the site. I don't really think it needs to be written anywhere.

 

I agree it's a waste of time, but as I said it isn't as simple as just flipping a switch.

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I'll clarify a bit of our stance around this.

We (mostly) don't delete anything instantly on LCPDFR.com. The reason for this mostly stems from legal requirements and keeping an audit log to track forms of abuse. Anything that appears deleted is usually hidden and accessible by staff for a retention period before it is deleted permanently.

 

I think at the time it wasn't an option in our software to allow a user to hide images, but only delete them. In the case of the Christmas porn spam we had a while back, this would have allowed the people involved to delete the evidence of what they did.

 

However, this might have changed as I have seen an administrative option for allowing people to hide images now. We'll look into it but if it's not as simple as it just working for us we won't be able to dedicate any development time to this at the moment due to other priorities.

 

1 hour ago, Pav500 said:

Where is this written? How would we know?

Edit: @willpv23

It also seems like a waste of time for a moderator to use their time to delete someone's images..

I mean it's not written either that you can't delete your posts and images without moderator intervention, so we assumed that by extension people would grasp images/albums aren't either. I'll clarify this on the upload page.

 

 

Edit: Just to add, we never refuse to delete images or albums. You don't have to report them individually, you can just report an album or image and put in the comments what you want deleted. We don't try to make this difficult.

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@Cyan Are attachments from "My Attachments" saved by the website if we delete them?

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2 minutes ago, Cyan said:

No.

Well this is where it gets confusing. You mentioned a christmas porn scandal where users deleted evidence, which is why now gallery images can't be deleted by the uploader.

But if someone uploads a porn image attachment to a thread or a malicious attachment they can easily delete the evidence

Edited by Pavy

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1 minute ago, Pavy said:

Well this is where it gets confusing. You mentioned a christmas porn scandal where users deleted evidence, which is why now gallery images can't be deleted by the uploader.

But if someone uploads a porn image attachment to a thread or a malicious attachment they can easily delete the evidence

It's all a bit of risk assessment.

While you could do that, gallery images are shown very prominently at the top of the site. People doing nothing but just visiting the index could stumble upon it. Areas where attachments are accepted are usually less prominently shown on the site.

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