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Mayor / Maire

Delete posts

Is it possible to delete posts here?  And if possible, please explain how its done. Thanks.


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Mayor / Maire

Re: Delete posts

You can only edit your post.

I believe if you make it long (we're taking crime and punishment long) or with links that look like advertisements you can get it suspended for review by mods (which really is just a graveyard for posts) or you can make it blank.

Moderators have power of removing them but it's really waste of time

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Delete posts


@gblackma wrote:

Is it possible to delete posts here?  And if possible, please explain how its done. Thanks.


We mortals can only clear the contents. I don't think Oracle's need to spend that time.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Delete posts

You can only edit your post.

I believe if you make it long (we're taking crime and punishment long) or with links that look like advertisements you can get it suspended for review by mods (which really is just a graveyard for posts) or you can make it blank.

Moderators have power of removing them but it's really waste of time

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Oracle

Re: Delete posts


@gblackma wrote:

Is it possible to delete posts here?  And if possible, please explain how its done. Thanks.


Its better to concentrate on quality posts.   but in the past  I have either deleted all the text, or used a strike trough  to highlight/cancel erronious content. 

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Re: Delete posts

@gblackma small favour: when you're starting a new thread to ask a question, could you please add a question mark at the end of the subject?  "Delete posts" is a lot different than "Delete posts?" or even "Can we delete our posts?".  


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Mayor / Maire

Re: Delete posts

Deleting posts can be a touchy subject. I'm a moderator in a different forum where someone who had posted a LOT of quality material over several years became disgruntled and went about systematically deleting his posts from topics before leaving the group. Now maybe others think that should be his right to do but....  Other forum members had invested large amounts of their time interacting with, adding to and asking questions based on these now deleted posts leaving the entire topic close to being a useless mess. IMHO as soon as you post the post belongs to the group and is no longer yours to do with as you please. We had to set an editing timer to one week to allow edits but after one week regular members could no longer do anything to those posts.  

I have seen posts here that are an empty topic with replies to non existent questions. Someone got their answer and deleted their question leaving no history for others to possibly find their answer without posting a new question. Again, IMHO an insult to those who took the time to reply initially.

 

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