Allow original poster to remove idea when it is determined to be a duplicate. Sorry if this is a duplicate.
Sorry but this is a variant on this idea
This is not suitable for giffgaff as we'd like to keep track of all ideas and comments. If we give people the ability to delete their own topics and ideas, it would mean the comments on these disappear as well. Hence you give people the ability to moderate what others are saying. You can edit your own posts however, which should sort out most of your issues.
Nice tongue-in-cheek idea there! I understand your frustration- you can't seem to write any idea without someone digging out an ancient, slightly related idea and claiming yours is a duplicate of it. And getting told off for not searching...when you did! That's annoying too! My recent idea: http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Submit-Great-giffgaff-Ideas/Forum-rules-guidelines/idi-p/3775323 was initially marked as a duplicate, but I disputed the decision and it was changed. So sometimes, you just need to explain that you think your idea's unique, and not actually the same as the "Duplicate" they've dug up!
You couldn't make it up!
the point about retaining & recording is valid... what if i called you a ****ing ****, ****ing **** cos i didn't like it?
every post gets recorded.
sometimes they will be removed from public view for something like the above, but the record remains.
I agree, if it's been marked as a duplicate, it's obviously been seen by someone high up in the community or an educator, so shouldn't be anything awful. The option to remove a post when it has been marked as a duplicate would clean up the ideas section and kudos for duplicates would be removed (which is somehting some members are trying to do anyway).
you can't go removing the ideas tho... it throws all the statistics about number of posts out... also lots of comment can earn kudos too... (regardless of the status of the idea).
Maybe the "Delete idea post" button could actually mean "Remove this idea from public view"? This way, we'd consider the post removed, but it would still be on record. Simples.