ID:380868
 
Not a bug
BYOND Version:N/A (Website Bug)
Operating System:Windows 7 Pro
Web Browser:Firefox 10.0.2
Applies to:Website
Status: Not a bug

This is not a bug. It may be an incorrect use of syntax or a limitation in the software. For further discussion on the matter, please consult the BYOND Developer forums.
Descriptive Problem Summary:
I just got the following BYOND alert:
"Asha_LaPoe deleted your comment 'Re: Wide and Long icons Swap'. [Link]"

...and remembering that thread was a bug report, I was surprised that my comment could be deleted by the original poster. Trying to dig it back up, I can't find, leading me to believe they were also able to delete the report itself.

Here's the google cache of the original report:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/ search?q=cache:rPmHZuNWMRUJ:www.byond.com/ forum/%3Fpost%3D103778+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=fire fox-a

Trying to access it with the ID supplied there (103778), I get a "Not Found" page". I haven't been able to find it through any other means.

Looking at some of my own reports, it appears I have the ability to delete replies and the post itself (even without admin enabled)

Numbered Steps to Reproduce Problem:
1) Make a bug report on the main BYOND forums
2) Have someone post a reply
3) Delete all replies
4) Delete the post

Expected Results:
The poster cannot delete a bug report nor replies to that bug report on the main forums.

Actual Results:
The poster has control over the bug report

Did the problem NOT occur in any earlier versions? If so, what was the last version that worked? (Visit http://www.byond.com/download/build to download old versions for testing.)
I'm pretty sure this came about with the recent major site update, or one of the smaller updates since.
In the previous iteration of the forums, users were allowed to delete their posts provided they didn't have any replies. Perhaps the same thing with something being overlooked?

One thing I've also realised just now is, you locked a thread in BYOND Discussion (that utilities in games list one) earlier. There's no mention in the mod-logs about it being unlocked, yet I can reply, and other non-mods have been doing so as well.
In response to Tiberath (#1)
Tiberath wrote:
In the previous iteration of the forums, users were allowed to delete their posts provided they didn't have any replies. Perhaps the same thing with something being overlooked?

I guess giving the original poster the ability to delete the bug report if there are no replies makes sense. However, in this case the poster was able to delete my reply (and apparently Lummox JR's and SuperAntx's), leaving them free to delete the bug report. This seems to give the original poster too much power over records that should be preserved.

One thing I've also realised just now is, you locked a thread in BYOND Discussion (that utilities in games list one) earlier. There's no mention in the mod-logs about it being unlocked, yet I can reply, and other non-mods have been doing so as well.

Yea, I'm not sure what happened with that either. I had locked it because it was starting to get a bit too heated, and then deleted a couple of the latest posts. Maybe the latter had the side-effect of unlocking it.
In response to DarkCampainger (#2)
DarkCampainger wrote:
I guess giving the original poster the ability to delete the bug report if there are no replies makes sense. However, in this case the poster was able to delete my reply (and apparently Lummox JR's and SuperAntx's), leaving them free to delete the bug report. This seems to give the original poster too much power over records that should be preserved.

I agree. Once a reply has been made it's game over. You don't get a chance to unsay what you've said. ;)

Yea, I'm not sure what happened with that either. I had locked it because it was starting to get a bit too heated, and then deleted a couple of the latest posts. Maybe the latter had the side-effect of unlocking it.

That seems like a pretty plausible scenario. Worked out good for me though, gave me a chance to have my 2c worth of discussion;). Either way, it settled down, so alls well.
Tom resolved issue (Not a bug)
This behavior is by design. A user can moderate his own posts (outside of edits), sort of a compromise between the old blog and forum views. We can change it if it is constantly being abused or if it otherwise seems undesirable. So far, it seems to work ok.