Hi Project Van Life community,
I respectfully request this forum owner please enable members to delete or edit posts at any time, for the following reasons:
Regretting sharing personal info:
Sometimes we may post something that discloses private information about ourselves that in hindsight we prefer to not have online. It may be something about our medical matters, financial matters, auto, location, or some other personal detail that we may not want to be shown publicly.
Vulnerability to stalking
Not being able to remove a post may result in being vulnerable to stalking or doxing abuse by a jilted ex, stalker, or politically-motivated bad actors. While we’re not allowed to post politics here it seems, we may post politics elsewhere and that might trigger getting e-stalked by someone who researches us and finds private info.
Vulnerability in legal matters
Sometimes people wind up in legal matters and when that happens it’s sometimes a good idea to delete online postings.
In today’s cancel culture climate, we may end up using words unintentionally offensive. It would be nice to have an option to delete if we feel we’ve erred in posting something unintentionally offensive.
It will likely become law
It’s probably a matter of time before laws require sites to provide a delete option. For example, CA passed a “Erase” law for minors on social media seemingly mandating websites allow minors an option to remove postings - with disclosure how they can opt to delete posts they don’t want to remain online forever.
As tech and post-2020 societal norms change, info we post can quickly become outdated. If for whatever reason we post something that’s now outdated info, it will be nice to have an option to delete it.
Thank you for considering this request.