As explained in one of our threads those with sufficient reputation can edit someone else's thread. (I'm not sure that I agree with that concept).
Anyway, I believe that I read in another post that someone had inadvertantly erased someone's thread and was trying to undo that action.
I believe that I may have also inadvertantly erased someone's thread.
To avoid such action could someone provide some insights into how to undo those mistakes. (I know that few thing on this site are truly "deleted".) For instance, all of my deleted email from the last site version has been resurrected.
A related question: Can you erase comments?
There is a delete button after the comments. One would suppose that button is to delete your comment if you believe it may have contained an error or if you mispoke, but I think in reality that button deletes the reply or thread (if you're commenting on the original post). If so, that was a VERY poor choice for placement of the button or incomplete labeling of the button..
Regardless, if you have deleted someone's reply or an entire thread, how do you undo the action? (where's the wastebasket and how do you Restore from it?)
My apologies to whomever that I erased their thread (if it didn't just move it) and I'll get it restored as soon as I find out how to do so.
Some explanation of to what extent someone with reputation can edit someone else's thread might be needed. I am suprised, if indeed, we can delete someone else's entire thread rather than just modify it.
I don't even want the ability to modify someone elses thread. If they can't see their original mistake, how do they learn from it?