JAB_Creations - 8:30 pm on Aug 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm working on the forum post report tool for the next version of my site which is getting very close to beta and I'm stuck on some conceptual work. I have to decide how to handle reported forum posts that are the first post in a thread. The issue there is by removing it outright then the first reply becomes the original post which would not work logically...sort of like joining a conversation after a question was asked but not hearing anything until the first answer. I could leave the post itself but replace the post's text with some placeholder TOS violation text though that wouldn't work.
As for posts that are not the first post in a thread I'll just have them removed easily enough. Any way I'm interested in hearing how others have or would handle this sort of predicament?