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NYC


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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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NYC


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

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NYC


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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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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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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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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

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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.


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NYC


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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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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:ubblol

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

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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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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

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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.....


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

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

*wanders off to start a thread*


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gita
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Posted:ubblol

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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NYC


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

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NYC


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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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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Posted:Post deleted by Faberg

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

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

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

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simian


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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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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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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!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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