Three ponies for remembering things August 5, 2020 5:08 PM Subscribe
I would like to request that, when considering how to delete things and preserve privacy, we adopt these three practices:
- Deliberately leaving empty spaces / blanked comments / deletion notices as replacements for comments in threads that have been closed to discussion and have additional comments removed (e.g. via an account purge). This will help keep discussions that have faded into site history in order while also preserving privacy
- Provides some means -preferably not entailing any kind of download or export- for users to access their own comments on posts/questions/etc. that have been purged. This will let folks remember their own contributions, even if the context has necessarily been lost
- If user A sends user B a memail, user B keeps that memail even if user A purges their account.
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