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Open Enhancement FBCal-103 Add setting to prevent old events from being deleted
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This should apply to both birthday and event sync. Add a setting (or two) in the app settings to allow a user to choose not to delete old events. The old events would remain on the calendar even once they are past due, to create a long historical log.

This can be implemented by adding a bypass flag to the delete function of both events and birthdays. The nature of bypassing delete when using a periodic-pull sync technique creates several potential downsides:

  1. events that are both updated and deleted before the user syncs the event will result in an out-of-date event being stored permanently in the calendar.

  2. events that were deleted by their creator will remain on the calendar, even if they are still in the future. This may be confusing to users

  3. birthdays for people that have been removed from the user's friend list will remain in the calendar indefinitely. This may not be desired by the user.

Some potential mitigations:

  1. Change the calendar permissions so users have write permissions. Not optimal, there are a lot of downsides to this because user changes will be overwritten by updates from the server.

  2. Maintain delete functionality only if the event is in the future. This will eliminate confusion while still allowing users to compile a history of events. Might be the best balance of solutions.

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