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KingGhidorah

Please give us a Delete button

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Hi,

Whether it be getting rid of those annoying multiple posts, self-deleting things we post in the wrong forum section, or simply getting rid of things that you wish you hadn't said, I really think a delete button would be a very useful feature all around, and probably also end up saving you guys some time too moving posts around.  Would you consider doing this? 

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I second that idea, especially since multiple postings seem to appear more often again. Maybe if it could at least be time-limited like the "Edit Post" option?

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I would prefer if edits within a certain time frame should still be allowed, but I was thinking that the ability to delete a post entirely should only be allowed if it's the last post in a thread.  Once on some website I was in a flamewar and the guy subsequently went back and deleted all of his posts in the thread entirely, making it look like I was a nutbag having an argument all by myself :P   So I think there ought to be some provision to take that into account.  Likewise, when deleting a Topic, obviously the user could only delete it if nobody had yet responded.

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I think a delete option would also be a good idea. Especially for duplicate posts, or posts in wrong sections.

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So who would get, and who would not get this delete button?  You see, putting a universal delete button out there would just exacerbate the problems you wish to address. 

 

It would become a take-off (no pun intended) of the classic novel "Animal Farm", where two pigs engage the other animals on the farm to chase away the farmer.  Then declare themselves the rulers of the farm.  Only then to provide themselves with additional special powers and privileges, only to have one pig have his cronies chase off the other pig, then declaring himself as sole ruler......

 

I understand the issue, but IMHO the staff here does an excellent job of both policing, and allowing for a broad range of opinion that to this sport is both nurturing and protective/perpetuating.

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I'm not clear why a delete button would be good idea. Editing is fine as it is for typos etc.. If there is something you want to delete, do it before hitting the Post button. Just think it through first. :smile:

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It would become a take-off (no pun intended) of the classic novel "Animal Farm", where two pigs engage the other animals on the farm to chase away the farmer.  Then declare themselves the rulers of the farm.  Only then to provide themselves with additional special powers and privileges, only to have one pig have his cronies chase off the other pig, then declaring himself as sole ruler......

 

 

medicine time  :lol:

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I'm not clear why a delete button would be good idea. Editing is fine as it is for typos etc.. If there is something you want to delete, do it before hitting the Post button. Just think it through first. :smile:

Because lately, there seems to be an increase of multiple copies of the same thread being posted with people not realizing it until after the post was made.

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This is one good use for the "Report" button.  Just hit the Report button and tell the moderators and admins what you want.  It's not just to report infractions.  If you have a duplicate post, just hit the Report button inside the duplicate post and tell us to remove it as it is a duplicate.  This would be very helpful to our moderators/admins who are trying to police these duplicate posts but cannot all of the time.  If you want a post deleted, do the same thing.  Hit the Report button and tell us to delete the post (we do not delete posts but hide them from others).  We will try to take care of your requests as soon as possible.

 

Best regards,

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Jim,

 

I just did a duplicate post by mistake, but I don't see a "Report" button.

 

Cray


JIm,

 

Never mind,  I found it. 

 

Cray

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Because lately, there seems to be an increase of multiple copies of the same thread being posted with people not realizing it until after the post was made.

Fair enough. :smile:

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Jim,

 

I just did a duplicate post by mistake, but I don't see a "Report" button.

 

Cray

JIm,

 

Never mind,  I found it. 

 

Cray

Duplicate post removed.  Thanks for bring it to our attention.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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Sorry but this forum isn't going to function like Twitter.  Too many times I have seen news articles about people posting and then "immediately" deleting twitter posts, for whatever reason, and usually those posts are derogatory, inflammatory or negative in some fashion, but as we all know, there are people out there that hang on every word, especially from celebrities, so someone will see what you posted, regardless if it stays or is deleted.

Like the saying goes, "good news travels fast, bad news travels faster". :)

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On 9/10/2013 at 2:54 PM, KingGhidorah said:

I would prefer if edits within a certain time frame should still be allowed, but I was thinking that the ability to delete a post entirely should only be allowed if it's the last post in a thread.  Once on some website I was in a flamewar and the guy subsequently went back and deleted all of his posts in the thread entirely, making it look like I was a nutbag having an argument all by myself :P So I think there ought to be some provision to take that into account.  Likewise, when deleting a Topic, obviously the user could only delete it if nobody had yet responded.

LOLOLOLOL, makes you a little bit madder too, doesn't it, lol

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