Diaspora* "Post Killer Button" | Tidy up servers and give users control
In every social network I've ever used there is something missing: A post kill button. You can delete every single post, but what about deleting all my posts of the past year(s)?
Wouldn't it be great if you had the possibility to define a timespan like 2011-2013 and just hit the "Kill" Button and all your Posts and Photos created in this time were deleted from the servers?
We are always collecting data. Gigabyte after gigabyte, but do not think about the relevance of the posts. We could save tons of resources just by deleting stuff nobody needs anymore. Social network posts have an extremely short lifetime. Why should we have so much trash on our pods?
The second point is: Personalities change. You change your opinion, your attitude... maybe you do not want to have posts on the internet which express your identity of the past?
It would be awesome if Diaspora* was the first social network in which you are able to erase your past and tidy up your profile, as well as tidying up the servers. Every user should have the chance to select a certain timespan and delete the content generated at this time.
In conclusion a killer button would help to:
- Free resources on the servers
- Give People control
- Delete content of the past
This is a feature, which I think people want to have. I would like to have it, too ;) It would make Diaspora* stand out of the big crowd of social networks.
Users want to have control. Give them control.
[deactivated account] started a proposal Fri 28 Mar 2014
Should we introduce a "Post Killer Button"? Closed Wed 23 Apr 2014
I like the idea of having a button whichs allows me to delete all my posts of a certain time period. Decisions about the details will be discussed later. (Preview of the posts etc)
I don't want to have a button like this.
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|Block - 0|
Fri 28 Mar 2014
I think that, as long as this is an option and not default feature, it would be great!
While a great suggestion, it is hard to realize with posts spread to other networks (which is the whole point of decentralized social media, right?).
I can take it or leave it. A feature like this is not something I would personally use but I can see other people using something like this so I'll abstain on this one.
Sun 20 Apr 2014
I agree Decisions later I forget you said it but I read a review of a GNU/Linux distribution and the reporter stated you can tell that these people gave you every conceivable option. I liked that.
Mon 21 Apr 2014
I think this would be a great feature if the posts would get a placeholder stating the post date, something like "post deleted by user" and maybe the user's name. This to avoid confusion about replies.
Some users may want to auto-delete old posts.
Tue 22 Apr 2014
This is a use case rare enough to use DELETE queries on the DB to deal with that. If you don't have access to the DB of your pod and don't know the podmin enough to ask that, you're dealing with diaspora* the wrong way.