Currently the originator of a post is allowed to delete that post, including all attached follow-up comments. This could be unpleasant if a long discussion occurs in the follow-up comments, but then later the post originator decides to delete the post, which will destroy everyone else's comments also.
The old TRB forum was configured to:
Allow deletion of a post, but only if no follow-up comments had been posted. This allows the post originator to remove the post completely, for example, if the post was accidentally made in the wrong forum, or simply if the poster wants to remove the post.
Prevent deletion of a post if any follow-up comments had been posted. This prevents the poster from destroying the follow-up comments and conversation by other people. It is still possible for the original poster to edit the original post and make corrections (or deletions). But the original post itself (and the attached follow-up comments) can no longer be deleted.
Is it possible to configure the Wix forum in a similar way?
Unfortunately, it looks to be a near certainty that everything on the old radioboard is now gone, save what individuals may have archived.
So there is always the risk that technical data may just go away.
Even though the requests to WIX are 4 years old, they have not addressed the deletion problem or have all posts go through a moderator, etc. Doesn't look viable. However, there is unlimited storage. I'll leave it up and running for anyone to share info if they like, knowing it could accidentally or otherwise be deleted.
I am waiting for a call back from support at this moment, will get answers, I hope
Thanks for the follow-up. Wix does seem to have a solid technology base and a lot of nice features going for it, but they seem to be a bit weak in offering the core features required for discussion forums.
Anyway, I am learning a lot by studying what Wix does and does not offer. Are you aware of any good alternatives to Wix?
I see that Wix themselves posted a list of "10 best forum software", of which #1 is, predictably, WIx. 🤣 https://www.wix.com/blog/2020/05/best-forum-software/
Thank you very much for looking into it. I really appreciate your effort. I was worried about this and more. You have to admit, it's a really nice format that works across platforms. But sooo many issues. Moderation, what stops someone from posting really inappropriate or illegal content. How much storage is available, plus the issues you brought up. I'll still look into it further and to see what WIX support has to say, I have support with them.
Unfortunately, this seems to be a serious limitation of the Wix forum software, which other users have also complained about. See two posts about this here, where several users complained about the same problem:
Wix seems to treat a web forum like a blog -- there is an "article" that has priority, and then all "comments" are second-class messages that belong to the article. The author of the article has the overarching authority to delete the entire article and all the comments, just like a blog.
But that's not the best mode of operation for a web forum. On a web forum, members generally expect that each comment (each post) has an independent existence from all other posts, and the user who started the topic should not have unilateral authority to delete all follow-up posts.
The link I posted above unfortunately shows that Wix has not solved this problem in their software after several years, so it seems not to be a priority for them.
I have to say that I would be very hesitant about investing the time to make detailed technical comments on topics in this forum, if all of my detailed comments can be deleted on a whim by the topic's author.