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scoopd
15-01-2016, 09:12 AM
Looking to find out how to delete or edit a post please.


Thanks

funkymook
15-01-2016, 10:31 AM
Looking to find out how to delete or edit a post please.


Thanks

You canít delete a post but you do have a short window of time to edit it once itís been posted, but after that itís only the Moderators that can edit or delete anything.

Corabar Steve
15-01-2016, 12:08 PM
You canít delete a post but you do have a short window of time to edit it once itís been posted, but after that itís only the Moderators that can edit or delete anything.

This was put into place because a (now banned) certain individual decided it would be fun to go back over his entire posting history deleting & altering his posts, which made entire threads useless or uninteligable

DazzyD
15-01-2016, 01:13 PM
If you want a post deleted, and you have a very good reason for it, you can "report" the post (by clicking on the report button under the post - it's an exclamation mark with a triangle round it) and then you can add your comments and reason for wanting it deleted. Personally, I'd be happy to do so if there's a really good reason for it (ie real privacy concerns) and also that it doesn't interfere with the flow of the discussion. If it's simply because you hadn't thought it through properly (and now you realise that it makes you look like a numpty!) then I'd say that isn't a good enough reason and I'd leave it be. Of course, you could make a "reply" to your original post with updated comments a bit like newspapers do when they're correcting errors several issues later.

A rule of thumb when posting any comments anywhere online is this. First, write the post. Then, click the "Preview" button. Then read your comments to make sure they make sense and are written clearly. Then, read your comments again to make sure they don't unintentionally offend anyone that might be reading them. Then, read your comments again to make sure they don't make you sound like a totally numpty. Then, read them a further time for good luck! Once you've done all of this, and you are happy with your post, read it one last time to make sure you haven't missed anything. And if all is well, you can probably get away with hitting the "Send", "Submit" or "Post" button round about now.

This procedure is of my own construction but I strongly believe it should be written in to internet law!! :o