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Old 08.04.2010, 10:01
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Deleting old posts

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As promised last year (see my post above) we've now updated the settings for allowing members to edit their own posts.

There are three rules, as follows:

- Newcomers can't edit any of their posts ever. The definition of a newcomer is one who joined less than 7 days ago and has made fewer than 5 posts. This is the same as the ruling about making commercial posts.

- Most members get a 3 hour time limit to edit. This allows them to fix typos and such.

- Members with over 100 reputation points (currently 68 members) have unlimited edit rights on their own posts.

Hopefully that's the fairest way to prevent abuse without penalising those who use the system sensibly.
Above is a quote from another thread about Editing rights.
What about deletion rights though? If I want to go back and delete old posts of mine I would like to.
Now I could edit and just ctrl-a / delete but would be good to just click delete as well.
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:04
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Re: Deleting old posts

so you are looking for an option that allows you to reduce the keystrokes from 3 to 1 for the times you want to delete an old post?
is anyone really that busy and pressed for time?
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:06
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so you are looking for an option that allows you to reduce the keystrokes from 3 to 1 for the times you want to delete an old post?
is anyone really that busy and pressed for time?
cough...editing a post leaves a blank post there
Deleting a post removes the post completely.

And the answer to your question is yes, I am too busy.
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:08
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Above is a quote from another thread about Editing rights.
What about deletion rights though? If I want to go back and delete old posts of mine I would like to.
Now I could edit and just ctrl-a / delete but would be good to just click delete as well.
I have done that with a post once (which was nothing controversial at all, but an outdated thread in the social events section checking out if there is enough interest for a drink...). Deleting the content got me a PM from a mod telling me that I get banned if I ever do that again.
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:08
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Re: Deleting old posts

Perhaps it was put together this way to stop folk deleting by mistake, or just to make them think about what they are doing.
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:09
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Re: Deleting old posts

I thought it was against forum rules to delete your posts, what's said is said.
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:10
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You can't delete a post because it doesn't belong to you. Members' posts belong to the forum. Editing is a limited privilege given so as not to disrupt the natural flow.
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:16
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You can't delete a post because it doesn't belong to you. Members' posts belong to the forum. Editing is a limited privilege given so as not to disrupt the natural flow.
bu if I express an opinion on the forum it's my opinion, therefore I should be able to change my mind or my views on a particular subject?
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:20
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Re: Deleting old posts

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bu if I express an opinion on the forum it's my opinion, therefore I should be able to change my mind or my views on a particular subject?
Please let's not get into this.
I hate the : It's my post I have copyright but the forum owns it and can do what it likes.. blah blah.

I don't want to go through and delete all my posts in a big huff, however sometimes there is information given out that would be good to remove.
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:20
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bu if I express an opinion on the forum it's my opinion, therefore I should be able to change my mind or my views on a particular subject?
Maybe, but you can't pretend you thought differently before.
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:20
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bu if I express an opinion on the forum it's my opinion, therefore I should be able to change my mind or my views on a particular subject?
Of course you can change your opinion. If you like you can even make a new post reflecting your new opinion. Deleting the old one is a no-no though, I'm afraid.

(As usual, exceptions can be made in sufficiently exceptional circumstances. If you have serious reasons for wanting a particular post gone, talk to a mod.)
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:21
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bu if I express an opinion on the forum it's my opinion, therefore I should be able to change my mind or my views on a particular subject?
You're free to update a thread and say you've changed your mind. We occassionally get people deleting posts - which is against not just the rules but also the spirit of a Forum as it throws threads into chaos, especially if someone has replied - and their posting ability is neutered pretty quickly.

Please don't delete posts. If it's really really really important PM a mod and we'll think about it. We can also overturn deleted posts - ie, undelete them - so no monkey business, please.
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:21
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bu if I express an opinion on the forum it's my opinion, therefore I should be able to change my mind or my views on a particular subject?
Then you can make a new post saying you've changed your mind from what you said before. You can't rewrite history though. If you said something so awful or had wrong info that may lead to problems etc, I would suggest to explain and ask a mod to delete...

EDIT: Posted at the same time as the posts above with pretty much the same content. I was going to delete, but then wonder... it's OK as long as it's within a couple of mins and noones replied isnt it...
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:22
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Re: Deleting old posts

And editing an old post to blank or .... will result in finding yourself banned...
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:22
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bu if I express an opinion on the forum it's my opinion, therefore I should be able to change my mind or my views on a particular subject?
In which case you write another post - maybe giving a link back to the first one. Or maybe the Mods would even let you put a link in the first one pointing to the second one - but don't tell anyone I suggested it.



All the quick guys got in first. I'll just have to speed up my typing.

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Old 08.04.2010, 10:24
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I don't want to go through and delete all my posts in a big huff, however sometimes there is information given out that would be good to remove.
Ask. We're generally amenable to requests to remove personal information, if doing so won't disrupt the surrounding thread. (Goodness knows that's what we spend half our time doing anyway over in the classified sections.)
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:26
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I see everyone's point, but I don't agree. Nevertheless, these are the rules and I'll happily live with them

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Old 08.04.2010, 10:29
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...If it's really really really important PM a mod and we'll think about it. ...
I did just that to remedy a boob on my first post
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Old 08.04.2010, 10:33
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I see everyone's point, but I don't agree. Nevertheless, these are the rules and I'll happily live with them
Fair enough, but you did when you signed up to use the Forum
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Fair enough, but you did when you signed up to use the Forum
did I? damn small print...
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