My general thinking is that if, after a year, the thread, or that specific section of a thread hasn't been used or referred to, then editing to delete the content of a post should be fine. If it's something like the conversation threads, which go on for dozens, if not hundreds of pages, then I don't really see a problem with a similar set of rules being applied.Xing wrote:Should we have any suggestions/guidelines against edit button misuse? I came to think about this when I read this post the conversation thread. It has happened once in a while that someone deletes all the content in his/her posts in one or more threads by replacing them with a smiley or something similar. It can make it more difficult to follow the threads.
If it's editing for the sake of reformatting, and it doesn't really break the flow of the thread in general, then I don't see any harm in doing the same (I've redone the general formatting for my Proto-Sirdic thread so that I didn't have to start a new thread, and it only had a couple of posts from other users (typically as simple as "looks nice") so it saved on having near-duplicates of the same thread).
After that, I have no idea. Is it possible for mods to revert such edits?