Originally Posted by Chuck S
The message they are given is very direct and to the point this is the message. I tested this and this is the message I was given when deleting a test album.
Hi Chuck... I'm not criticizing the message... to most it is a pretty accurate description of the events ahead...This is defiantly not a failure of Photo Post... more of a user problem (we call them picnic problems "Problem In Chair Not In Computer). However a lot of the members we are having problems with are in the age group of 80s and 90s... so to be fair they probably don't realise what impact this will have on their pictures.... Apart from that we are also having other members complaining that if a member deletes their album then the comments posted beneath the pictures are lost. Now we have a situation where as the comments belong to other members and the picture to someone else.
Normally I wouldn't worry about the comments as they are often chit chat. But in some cases, like the last lot that was deleted had an awful lot of historical research collected and committed to the comments of the pictures. When the album owner deleted his album (apparently unaware of the consequences, his fault we all agree) he wiped out 6 months of local historic research.
I'm aware that we could take ownership of the pictures... but frankly that's big brother stuff. I'm simply exploring a further stage before the album and contents are completely destroyed.
Perhaps admin approval for deletion... or upon deletion move to option. All I'm trying to achieve is that the member fully understands the consequence if his/her action and if possible selvage the comments that belong to the other members...
It seems the best compromise given the situation. That way the personal albums can stay that way.... and the owner still has the option to delete... but with a safety measure in place.
My understanding from one of my administrators is that this was a real problem on Ships Nostalgia (they use their gallery in much the same way as we do... historical pictures and comments)... they, as I understand it now... Have an administration approval for album deletions.