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How do you delete posts?

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How do you delete posts?

How do you delete a post that has already been posted?
There used to be a button for this, but it seems to have been deleted disappeared.....  Roll eyes

EDIT:-  I expect the mods will move this to "everything internet" or "community site suggestions" so    in advance.... " sorry if it`s in the wrong place"..  Smiley
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Re: How do you delete posts?

After the actions of one "Ex" member of the forums you can no longer delete posts.
You can either;
Use the "Modify" option to remove the contents.
Or
Use the "report to moderator" option, to ask a moderator to move the post to "Storage".
Chilly
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Re: How do you delete posts?

Ah Yes !  Understood!  Shocked    Smiley 
pierre_pierre
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Re: How do you delete posts?

So do I now - nuff sed
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Re: How do you delete posts?

You can  delete posts as long as no-one has posted after your post. So I could post this then delete it straight after.
alanf
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Re: How do you delete posts?

That wasn't the case when I last tried it.
alanf
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Re: How do you delete posts?

Nope! I don't see any way to delete the above unanswered post. Are you mistaken Peter or have I missed something obvious?
LiamM
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Re: How do you delete posts?

Quote from: chillypenguin
After the actions of one "Ex" member of the forums you can no longer delete posts.

So, PJ then.
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Re: How do you delete posts?

IIRC the behaviour Peter described is how PHPBB worked - which is what the portal forums used to run on.
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Re: How do you delete posts?

Hmm, yep .. you can still delete a post if no-one has replied to it (so if its the last one in the thread).
I just tried it with a test post and I could delete it.
I thought that was the way it has always worked?
(I had thought an admin change may have been made since that incident)
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Re: How do you delete posts?

Yep, and I have just tried it again and deleted the last post I just made so not sure why others are unable to. I don't have any special permissions on the forum as far as I know.
And I did test it before posting last time Wink
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Re: How do you delete posts?

I couldn't delete this..
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Re: How do you delete posts?

Well I just wrote a post and deleted it immediately afterwards. Huh Perhaps there's a time limit on it?
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Re: How do you delete posts?

Is there a delete button or do you just remove the text?
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Re: How do you delete posts?

There's a 'remove' button - well, it's just a text link. In fact, looking back, it's still showing on both of my posts in this thread...