Okay, this has been brought up several times, but I feel I should stress this point.
Within the programing of the Know Your Meme forums is an anti trolling device known as the “Edit/Delete Time Limit”, which only allows people to edit or delete their posts within 30 minutes of creating them. As a tactic against trolling, this has worked wonders since it was introduced.
Now then, as many of you may know, the act of deactivating your account completely ignores this implied rule and hides all the posts the user had ever made from the public. This feature undermines the website rule greatly! It still allows people to troll by deactivating their account.
I suggest the following:
~Add rules to deactivating. The person must have a valid reason to want to deactivate their account. Don’t allow users to deactivate if their reason is “I am bored of this website, lol.” they can just log off an never return. However, do allow deactivation’s to things like continued harassment, privacy worries, etc.
~Rewright the code to not hide deactivated accounts. I have seen the mod bar before and I know you have a “Spam” button that you use to get rid of Spam Accounts. Just keep the programming on the Spam Button the same and adjust the programming on the “Deactivate” button to stop hiding things.
If the website is truly unwilling to do anything about this, I suggest getting rid of the Delete Time Limit, as that is being undermined anyways.