Am I alone in defending the right to freely modify and delete you own forum posts?
I have been a JUCE user for while now and a bought a Pro license about a year ago.
When I signed up back in 2006, this was a simple phpBB forum. Users could modify their postings as much as they wanted and delete them.
As of 2017, users can’t delete, modify old posts or directly remove their account after a certain time.
When I realized that, I tried to request the deletion of all my posts but after a long conversation, Roli would only accept to delete only the posts that were not the start of a thread. I was told it was a matter of usability because those threads would not be readable anymore and they had done already a big effort to create holes in the other threads after deleting my other messages.
I believe that Roli took for granted that they could use the content of my posts eternally. Are we supposed to consider Gmail, Twitter and Facebook’s “we own everything you write” behaviour as natural? This was one of the reasons why I decided to pay for the license but now I feel let down. I really think I should be able to edit my own contents. If it were so important to save my old contributions, why should I feel discouraged to participate in the future?