First to address concerns around sensitive data: Only the author or site admins/mods can see the edit history. This is what anyone else sees on posts/replies/etc.
So that is not an issue.
Second, Deleting content is RARELY done (even by Admins on DevCentral). NOTE: I am talking about Forum posts here, other record types (e.g., CodeShare) may have different rules.
Basically the content has to be dangerous or malicious - we follow extremely strict procedures around deleting posts (after the obvious malicious/dangerous examples).
* A forum post mistyped can be edited within the first 24 hours by the author. A special request can be made to Mods/Admins to edit something outside of that window. 24 hours is a long time in our community already - we have sub-24hr response times on average.
* Arguably - the value from a bad question revised is as good or better than the question as improved upon at first. The journey to the right question has additional value.
* A forum post deleted is 100% value lost - more than 100% (if that is possible?) when there are comments and kudos and threaded replies and *context*. And even MORE than the second 100% (WTH?) if the post has already been indexed by natural search (e.g., Google).
Even in a GDPR situation we employ tools to anonymize the member and keep the content.
I am not an absolutist by nature but this is about as close to a hard no as you will encounter here. What am I missing Kevin_Davies?
fair enough - that is an MVP specific permission we added after some consideration about 6 months ago. MVPs have enhanced permisisons on DevCentral because you/they/we tend to know each other and have a high-degree of confidence in your input and, by extension, actions in the community.
So, no - that isn't a moderator permission. It is an MVP permission.
IF ya'll don't like that (or want that) then we (the DevCentral team) can remove it and reduce exposure. Delete *any* or *own* post remains off for anyone but Admin.