Originally Posted by ifonline
Erasing posts in a public forum breaks up the conversations, and if enough people clean up after themselves because of some strange hangup over public conversations, the value in older posts diminishes to the point that there is no need to keep any history at all.
Which is likely the reason that BBF won't/can't do this. Completely acceptable for someone who has an understanding about how these forums work, from both a social and technical aspect.
However, many less-technical users might not see that point of view.
They see it as "Well, Google can erase my Google+ account and all related content, so why not this site too?" They just don't know any better.
I still don't see it as a strange request. To me, it's just not a common request.
I've seen many users post that they want their BBF account to be "closed". It shows me that an increasing amount of people are becoming more aware of their digital history and would like to take steps to clean things up.