On another thread, someone (sorry, forgot who) said:
“Yes! I find it to be an abuse of a moderator’s position to go back and delete comments that they may regret that they made. That’s a luxury that the rest of us do not have, and makes it impossible to debate with a moderator on a fair level.”
Actually, if you want your own post deleted, as a moderator or administrator to delete it for you. That’s one of the reasons why we have our names highlighted, you know.
We will want reasonable assurance that you are who you say you are…for instance, you should mail us from the same email address you’ve listed on your profile. If for some reason you don’t want your email address permanently available, change your profile for just a little while.
Incidentally, moderators can only moderate in their own forums. Administrators can moderate the whole MB.
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