Last post Apr 11, 2016 02:21 PM by tmorton
Apr 09, 2016 04:12 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
Regardless whether i've suggested this before, a recent experience imho justifies notifying participants of a thread when the thread is deleted, not just the O.P.
subscribers to the thread should also be notified imho.
the specific scenario followed these steps:
(a) the O.P. started a thread that was only somewhat subtly identifiable as a non-ASP.NET topic.
(b) a first moderator missed the subtlety and moved the thread to the c# forum.
(c) i missed the subtlety and replied to thread.
(d) a senior moderator noticed the subtlety and deleted the thread.
(e) since i had no idea why the thread had disappeared, i felt compelled to enquire.
imho, it is more respectful to notify participants in a thread, in addition to the O.P., when a thread is deleted, as well as giving the reason for the deletion.
to not increase the workload of the volunteer moderators, ideally the processed should be automated.
Apr 11, 2016 02:21 PM|tmorton|LINK
To the best of my recollection, you are literally the only forum member who has complained about this, and the only forum member who has asked why a thread you haven't started has been deleted. As such, you seem to be the only supporter of this idea regardless
of how many times you bring it up. This suggestion is on the backlog, and might bubble up if we see more requests and need for it.
I will quote another moderator from a post 7 years ago when a request for email notification of unmarked answers was made: "It could open up a Pandora's box of pettiness, arguments, disputes, retribution, etc.". I could see the same thing happening here,
so I am super reluctant to add this feature in absence of any real demand for it.