From: Damien Broderick <email@example.com>
>Unless Erik asked for his messages to be deleted, I'm appalled by this
>news. (On the other hand, I admit to a double standard here. I would be
>quite pleased to learn that certain racist posts had been expunged.)
I'd like to add my disappointment to Damien's but without any reservation at
I can't seem to find the post to which he reffered so perhaps Damien's comments about selective deletion were in a proper context, but I'd have deep reservations about even that.
I thought we had this all out on 'The Well' years ago ? As I recall, it was
established that the proper ethics in these situations are that "You own
your own words".
Certainly a person has the right to delete all of their own contributions (if that is an available option) but for someone else to do it is simply vandalism.