Post by Retro (Retro Guy)
Any way you could add a delete post function to Nova BBS.....?
Since this is Usenet, it really wouldn't accomplish much. If a user deletes one of their posts, it's already travelled all over the world, and will remain on all other sites, it will just disappear from novabbs.
It also allows a trouble making user to post things, get replies, then delete. This leaves, probably intentionally, the users replying looking like they've messed something up. Then the original poster comes back as says they said something else, and the trolling continues.
I will and do ban a very small amount of posters when it's brought to my attention that they are either impersonating someone with what appears to be the intention of making them look bad, or someone who's whole purpose seems to just be to disrupt a group with mass amounts of offtopic posts (like tim bruening in rec.arts.drwho).
I threw novabbs online just as a simple outlet for some of the groups my servers carry to be available on clearnet. It's not a site of primary interest to me, just a way to make it easy for some users to see that usenet still exists, and actual conversation takes place. My attention is more on software development for an interface for i2p and tor users, where aapc is also available in a much different interface (rslight). This is where I check aapc, and just check novabbs for moderation comments and whatever issues daily.
Most of us who have been posting for years (a lot of years for me) just accept small amounts of disruption in groups, it's part of usenet. I will really only address things directly pointed out to me on novabbs, and I do check to see what the person is posting before deciding whether to block.
It's Usenet, not my site, it's everywhere.
Thanks, Retro Guy.
" My attention is more on software development for an interface for i2p and tor users, where aapc is also available in a much different interface (rslight)..."