Someone who has second thoughts after posting a note or response
can delete it or edit it, as long as no responses have been added
after it. This restriction is meant to avoid garbling the thread
of a conversation. Deleting a response from the middle of a
chain can make the following responses seem nonsensical. But an
author who desperately wants to delete a posting anyway can
appeal to the notesfile director, who can delete any posting
A director can delete a response from the middle of a chain
without disturbing subsequent responses. However, if a director
deletes a base note, all responses disappear with it. Directors
frequently use this power to clean out a notesfile, removing old
notes that are no longer of interest.
Copyright © 1994 by David R. Woolley
Copyright (c) 1996 - 2006 Elizabeth Mattijsen
I appreciate comments, suggestions and bug-reports.
Please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org.