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Old 22.02.2007, 13:01
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Deleting Post or Thread ?

How can I delete a post or thread (if its the first post in the thread).... I can edit, but not delete...?
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Old 22.02.2007, 13:04
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Re: Deleting Post or Thread ?

when you edit the post starting the thread and go into advanced mode, I think you'll see the Delete option.

But you're too late this time, trigger-happy Dave
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Old 05.07.2007, 00:43
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Re: Deleting Post or Thread ?

where is the delete option button? can yoube specific, beacuse icant see it. all i can find is the one "edit/delete" option, but it just takes me to the editing page.it does not delete.

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Old 05.07.2007, 09:06
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Re: Deleting Post or Thread ?

Is this specific enough? (see attached).

Please remember that we do have a policy on deletions and edits.

I think Lob Rockster also gave a similar answer in the, erm, post right above your question.

According to the FAQ (click link in navbar, enter search term "delete"):

To edit or delete your posts, click the button by the post you want to edit.
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Is this specific enough? (see attached).

Please remember that we do have a policy on deletions and edits.

I think Lob Rockster also gave a similar answer in the, erm, post right above your question.

According to the FAQ (click link in navbar, enter search term "delete"):

To edit or delete your posts, click the button by the post you want to edit.
I hate to say it, but this information is not accurate Mark.
For example, one thread I wish to delete, as the item is sold and the thread is no longer needed, I cannot delete.
The thread starter, I can edit, the second post I made in it, I can delete IT, but maybe because there are other replies in the thread, I cannot delete the entire thread. Maybe this is what the other question (Javo) is relating to.
I've had to ask to have 2-3 threads deleted this way.
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Re: Deleting Post or Thread ?

Could this be related to reputation points?
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Old 05.07.2007, 10:12
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In the case of a new user I would say yes, but if someone can see the edit button, then they should be able to see delete, unless they are trying to delete the thread. As far as I remember I have not configured any areas where you can edit but not delete (first post is the exception to this rule since this would delete the thread)
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Re: Deleting Post or Thread ?

does this mean, a new user is not able to edit a post? Why would that make sense?

I saw some mistakes (details) in my posts I would like to correct. Unfortunately I don't see an edit button anywhere near my posts.

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Re: Deleting Post or Thread ?

10 posts and one weeks' membership, Christian.
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does this mean, a new user is not able to edit a post? Why would that make sense?
I think illustrates the point quite well. Users who have spent a little time here will hopefully realise that there is a policy about what constitutes abuse of the edit or delete function, and can therefore (hopefully) use it responsibly. I got tired of hearing "Oh, sorry, I didn't know it was rude to edit or delete a post in the middle of a thread". Usually I heard this from the one-post wonders who don't tend to stick around.

Since we implemented limitation, the number of problems with misuse dropped significantly.

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In the case of a new user I would say yes, but if someone can see the edit button, then they should be able to see delete, unless they are trying to delete the thread. As far as I remember I have not configured any areas where you can edit but not delete (first post is the exception to this rule since this would delete the thread)
Thanks Mark, this is the case since I started the thread.
For this function, we need to ask Admin to delete it?
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does this mean, a new user is not able to edit a post? Why would that make sense? Christian
i agree i think if anyone is going to make mistakes it will be new users that are unfamiliar with the forums tools. perhaps a welcome warning is for them would help. so that way they are extra careful.
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