Originally posted by Daemon Sin Why do they need to be deletable?
I have no idea. I have occasionally wished that they were keepable (not disappearing when the recipient deletes them, and e-mailable like received messages) though, especially in somewhat lengthy discussions that don't allow you to quote the full text you are replying to due to the character limit.
I can see your point in a way.
I received a message from a club member and using the reply option with the intention of changing the recipients name.
I did it this way so the message I had received was in fact being forwarded.
Needless to say I clicked send before altering the recipient details.
This was merely forwarding the game results for a league match to the website maestro to update the details but could have easily been egg on the face.