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Deleting New Posts

Post by Elderberry » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:50 pm

Has a new feature been added to allow us to delete our posts? Or have I just not ever noticed that before?

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Post by ygmir » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:30 pm

I can't imagine you writing anything you'd want to erase, JK........
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Post by Dork » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:33 pm

That feature is turned off for most forums, but some may be set up differently. I haven't really investigated which setting it is that enables it.

How about this - do you all feel it SHOULD be anabled? Everywhere, or just certain forums? I believe there's a limitation on it like a time period and/or whether someone has replied yet but I'm not sure what those details are off the top of my head.

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Post by Elderberry » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:03 pm

I think its a nice feature. I don't even remember which forum I was posting in when I noticed it. Having the ability to edit a post is essential; but the delete feature is just icing. The only occaision I would have had to use it was when I had a couple of double posts; but maybe someone might have after-thoughts when posting in haste.

I was just surprised to notice the option and was sort of doing a sanity check.

Thanks for asking.

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Post by Elderberry » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:06 pm

ygmir wrote:I can't imagine you writing anything you'd want to erase, JK........
LOL That's actually true, but not because I think all of my posts are pearls of wisdom to be preserved for all time. I have often written replies to posts that after proof-reading have decided it better not to hit the submit button.

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Post by Kinetik V » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:53 pm

Oh no, not this again. The delete post option was turned off to prevent sock puppets from deleting their posts and covering their tracks. What was put in place was the 1 hour edit rule and that fixed a lot of problems. If the delete option is turned back on, the history of this board shows it WILL be abused.

Dork, I know this is your board to admin as you see fit, but I hope you DON'T enable that option!
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:43 pm

Kinetic V wrote:Oh no, not this again. The delete post option was turned off to prevent sock puppets from deleting their posts and covering their tracks. What was put in place was the 1 hour edit rule and that fixed a lot of problems. If the delete option is turned back on, the history of this board shows it WILL be abused.

Dork, I know this is your board to admin as you see fit, but I hope you DON'T enable that option!
Huh? Cover their tracks? They would have deleted their tracks. I guess I'm just naive, but how would that be a problem? They can only delete their posts and I'm assuming that they probably couldn't delete them after an hour the same as edit.

I just don't understand that comment and how it would be a detrimental feature.

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Post by fciron » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:59 am

jkisha, I think the problem is that someone could stir up all kinds of trouble and hurt feelings and then delete the evidence so that the mods couldn't ban them.

I once made a comment in another forum that unintentionally upset a few folks. If I had deleted it then all of the responses would have made them look like idiots rather than me.

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Post by DVD Burner » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:12 am

Kinetic V wrote:Oh no, not this again. The delete post option was turned off to prevent sock puppets from deleting their posts and covering their tracks. What was put in place was the 1 hour edit rule and that fixed a lot of problems. If the delete option is turned back on, the history of this board shows it WILL be abused.

Dork, I know this is your board to admin as you see fit, but I hope you DON'T enable that option!

Yes this is true.

We had problems with the delete button when phpbb came online.
You dont want to turn that on.
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Post by gyre » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:28 pm

The delete option doesn't work once someone has replied.

I can't really see a problem with it.
I wouldn't mind a longer edit time either.
Sometimes it's easy to miss mistakes.

I have even been working on changing something and had it lock up and I lost what I typed.
I am always too disgusted to start over.
I have lost a lot of technical info I have come up with that way before.

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