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nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI

[request] Option to delete own Topic or posts.

Instead of having to use hey mods. Could the user have the option of deleting his/her own topic or post? Like for those times you think its a good post or topic and you think it sucks later on.



davidg
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Re: Option to delete own Topic or posts.

JESUS H CHRIST, why is this coming up again?

asked and answered MANY MANY MANY times.
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nwrickert
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reply to nonamesleft

This won't happen.
*object*



nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI
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2 edits
reply to davidg

Didnt see it in the small amount of pages. and JESUS H CHRIST I aint been here as long as you!

Comments like davidg's, are the very reason I would want the delete option. If they disallowed a topic to be brought up anywhere here, it would get boring fast. Then what would you do davidg?



fatness
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A lot of good (and some bad) information would disappear from the site if this were allowed. In particular, posters who got pressured from a past or current employer would remove information at that employer's request. Posters who are job hunting would remove some of their old posts here, concerned that it might somehow affect their future employment with someone. Posters who want to scrub google results of their posts would remove things they've posted. Finally, posters who get ticked off momentarily would remove a significant amount of posts.

It has always seemed a bad idea to me for those reasons.
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nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI

I won't argue with that. Kinda like the comment pending approval thing on youtube to allow comments that fit ones opinion.



AB
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reply to nonamesleft

You can always use the 'edit' function to erase posts you've made, at least until two weeks later or whatever the time limitation is.

But why make a post to begin with if you think it's something you're going to want to erase later on?

You'll also never be able to edit and erase anything that's been quoted from your post by another member in reply.



mod_wastrel
iamwhatiam

join:2008-03-28
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It's about five days till your Edit capability goes away for a specific post.



FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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reply to fatness

said by fatness:

A lot of good (and some bad) information would disappear from the site if this were allowed. In particular, posters who got pressured from a past or current employer would remove information at that employer's request. Posters who are job hunting would remove some of their old posts here, concerned that it might somehow affect their future employment with someone. Posters who want to scrub google results of their posts would remove things they've posted. Finally, posters who get ticked off momentarily would remove a significant amount of posts.

It has always seemed a bad idea to me for those reasons.

And for true "I wish I hadn't posted that" moments, the Edit function is there for a day or 2 to go in and edit what you posted. Of course, it would be nice if that edit was then reflected in those who replied to the post using quoted sections.
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fatness
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If I remember correctly the edit function is there for 5 days.
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davidg
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reply to nonamesleft

there is a search function, use it and you will see the last request for this was barely over a month ago.
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nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI
Reviews:
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said by davidg:

there is a search function, use it and you will see the last request for this was barely over a month ago.

Do YOU see any other threads about this topic in my search link results?
»/nsearch?q=Opt···sts&cat=

Yes bring up an old thread and hear the WHINING That its 1 or 2 years old.

No wonder I got fed up and deleted my account here a few times.


mod_wastrel
iamwhatiam

join:2008-03-28
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He's probably referring to this one: »[request] Give Creator of a Topic moderation rights to own Topic (though it's not the same, it's [sort of] similar). Either way, it ain't gonna happen. (Yes, it keeps coming up, but that's what the mods are for. And if you can't even edit your posts beyond 5 days, then you should expect that you wouldn't be allowed to delete them at all--and there are good reasons for that.)
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nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI
Reviews:
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said by mod_wastrel:

He's probably referring to this one: »[request] Give Creator of a Topic moderation rights to own Topic (though it's not the same, it's [sort of] similar). Either way, it ain't gonna happen. (Yes, it keeps coming up, but that's what the mods are for. And if you can't even edit your posts beyond 5 days, then you should expect that you wouldn't be allowed to delete them at all--and there are good reasons for that.)

Exactly my point, if the search doesn't match exactly, it won't bring anything up. So searching is sometimes flawed.


AB
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reply to nonamesleft

said by nonamesleft:

No wonder I got fed up and deleted my account here a few times.

No wonder you started this topic then, too. You sound like someone who often makes rash decisions.

Deleting/reinstating your account "a few times". Apparently regularly making posts you're later embarrassed by or not willing to stand behind.

Maybe taking a little time to think calmly before you post or delete your account (or reinstate it) is the way you should be going.


nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI
Reviews:
·Comcast
·Callcentric

said by AB:

said by nonamesleft:

No wonder I got fed up and deleted my account here a few times.

No wonder you started this topic then, too. You sound like someone who often makes rash decisions.

Deleting/reinstating your account "a few times". Apparently regularly making posts you're later embarrassed by or not willing to stand behind.

Maybe taking a little time to think calmly before you post or delete your account (or reinstate it) is the way you should be going.

Maybe go back and re-read what I said. Taking what I say out of context will get you on ignore


AB
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1 recommendation

said by nonamesleft:

Maybe go back and re-read what I said.

Just re-read it. Didn't change anything.

Taking what I say out of context will get you on ignore

Oh, heaven forbid. Taking it in context, too?


Grail Knight

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reply to nonamesleft

*object*



Weirdal
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reply to nonamesleft

This would ruin all those times when an OP makes a complete fool of himself with a misguided topic. What point would there be in having the cooler or Pub if it weren't for those topics?
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Hawk
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reply to nonamesleft

Stop talking about me Al

*object*



AVD
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reply to fatness

said by fatness:

A lot of good (and some bad) information would disappear from the site if this were allowed. In particular, posters who got pressured from a past or current employer would remove information at that employer's request. Posters who are job hunting would remove some of their old posts here, concerned that it might somehow affect their future employment with someone. Posters who want to scrub google results of their posts would remove things they've posted. Finally, posters who get ticked off momentarily would remove a significant amount of posts.

It has always seemed a bad idea to me for those reasons.

actually, it sounds like a good thing.
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Moropo
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said by AVD:

said by fatness:

A lot of good (and some bad) information would disappear from the site if this were allowed. In particular, posters who got pressured from a past or current employer would remove information at that employer's request. Posters who are job hunting would remove some of their old posts here, concerned that it might somehow affect their future employment with someone. Posters who want to scrub google results of their posts would remove things they've posted. Finally, posters who get ticked off momentarily would remove a significant amount of posts.

It has always seemed a bad idea to me for those reasons.

actually, it sounds like a good thing.

Exactly, all the things fatness said I see them as a good thing...

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Jackarino
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reply to nonamesleft

*object*