There is a petition aboot this question on the fanpop spot and my first thought was: hmmm i think we shouldnt.
i actually started typing a comment aboot it, too, using similar arguments as harold but then i realized that "all comments would be lost" applies to ALL content. All our content is part of the fanpop community- all our or at least most
of our content has comments from other users.
I do see why we have limited editing power on picks- as harold once pointed oot the f4 have to keep us from changing the question into something really stupid after a number of fans answered the question (it was something aboot picking your nose but im too lazy to search right now)
I get that we can delete pictures ourselves: if we post one we took we should be able to remove it (this isnt facebook ;)).
we can remove videos because they might be broken and we cant find another one.
we can remove links for the same reason.
articles because...yes WHY can we delete those? we write them ourselves (yeah we SHOULD!!!) but we phrase the picks ourselves, too.
picks and quizzes cant be deleted- the argument cant be "its because of the comments!"?
i have had awesome comment convos on my videos and i always try to edit rather than delete because i know id be removing the comments,too.
is there another reason? i dont see how making a pick isnt "my" content,too, like that of an article.
Im not even arguing we should but Im really just trying to understand how picks and quizzes are different to other content.
somehow it doesnt really make sense.
Is it that- like a spot/club- the quizzes and picks belong to the community?
that the site intends for this content to stay even if you decide to delete everything you ever posted? "that" being all "external"content videos,images,linksbut if that were the intention then we shouldnt be able to delete articles (as they are intended to be "original content")because they are something you would "give" to the community,too.
As of know if you removed all content you posted only picks and quizzes would stay. quizzes are another thing maybe because of the "prizes" you get- so i get why those cant be removed. though im unsure what happens: if i answer correctly and the question gets deleted..do i keep my points?
and why can "answers" be deleted after they were answered?
This all seems very confusing to me :S