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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
OK... so you can't actually delete a post. If you 'delete' a post it really just 'edits' it to say it was deleted. But it's not actually deleted. It's just edited blank...



Interesting.



Which means you also can't delete a thread like you could in the old school days.

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Just attempting to see if you can delete a thread... or just the post in it...

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Nope... OK... so if you click Delete it just edits it to say 'deleted'.

Then you can go back and edit your 'deleted' post to say that it wasn't really deleted after all.

So the buttons should be:
-Edit
and
-Edit to say "deleted"

But not actually
-Delete

Because it doesn't. biggrin

I'm gonna try that at work. Rather than actually gettting rid of used chemicals, I'm just gonna put a sign on them that says "Disposed of". wink

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onewheeldaveGOLD Member
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3,252 posts
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom


Posted:
That explains why I've seen so many posts that say *deleted* after the title, but that still exist.

On a similar vein I'd like to see the 'Quick Reply' box be a general reply to the thread, rather than being posted as being re:whoever posted before.

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DomBRONZE Member
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3,009 posts
Location: Bristol, UK


Posted:
Hmmm, there was the discussion a while back about if people should be allowed to delete threads. Someone wrote a long post on a thread, and the thread starter deleted the thread and all the replies, including some great points, got deleted.

So, it was considered easier to let people delete thier posts, but not a whole thread.

I do accasionally remove threads when the initial poster has deleted the initial post and I've been asked to remove the entire thread. And then I move it to the site 'Recycle Bin' in case anyone complains.

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
OK... so lemme see if I got this...

If you "delete" a post, it's not deleted, it's edited to say the word 'deleted'.

If you "delete" a thread, it's not deleted, only the first post and the title have the word 'deleted' added.

If you "delete" a thread and then ask Dom to "delete" it... it's STILL not deleted, it's just moved to a part of the site that only admins can play in.

Seems like quite a bit of deleting in which there is absolutely no deleting going on. wink

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UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
ubblol

CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Dom


Hmmm, there was the discussion a while back about if people should be allowed to delete threads. Someone wrote a long post on a thread, and the thread starter deleted the thread and all the replies, including some great points, got deleted.




I remember that. I also seem to remember that one of the biggest complainees was NYC. Or is that my imagination?

I'm so confused.

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CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Right so it seems, after a brief experiment, that you can in fact delete posts. And they remain deleted.

Just make sure that you uncheck the mark as edited box before you press delete and Robert's your mom's secret lover.....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Might work with threads too. I'll just check.

*wanders off to start a thread*

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


margitaSILVER Member
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3,777 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
ubblol

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smile! :grin: it confuses people!


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Hee hee... You're wrong Cantus. biggrin

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Try and delete your post above.... once someone else has posted, you can't delete a post... even if you click the edit box.



ubbrollsmile

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FabergGOLD Member
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1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
Post deleted by Faberg

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FabergGOLD Member
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1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
hmmm..... i'll try it with my previous post so....

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FabergGOLD Member
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1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
well, i just deleted a post without any problems.....

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simian110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
3,149 posts
Location: London


Posted:
Yes, you have.

But that's not good enough for NYC.

He wants to be able to erase not only his post, but also ANY TRACE THAT IT WAS EVER THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

This is to aid in the execution of his diabolical plans of Stalinist revisionism.

Consider yourselves warned...

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SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
........and I thought it was just so he could goad you into typing something outrageous as a reply to him then he removes his post and leaves you looking like an ass!

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