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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 08, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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Deleting a post

Just a question about deleting your own post. I just made a comment on someones post (the one about the 67 Z28/RS on Ebay) and immediately realized that what I posted was a mistake. To my amazement I could not delete my own post, only edit it. This is the only website I've ever been a member of that was set up that way. Why is there no "delete" button for when you make a mistake posting something ? When I put the mouse over the Edit button it shows up as "edit/delete message" but the delete option isn't really there ?
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Re: Deleting a post

you CAN delete.

you need to edit, THEN "go advanced."
delete will be at the top.





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Re: Deleting a post

Not sure what I'm doing wrong but I don't see a delete button

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Re: Deleting a post

As usual in a lot of these situations someone ruins it. We used to have a delete option but it caused a lot of confusion.

The problem?
Someone posts a reply, maybe angry or whatever and it's not cool. Then the next day they come back and delete the entire thing leaving all the replies looking out of place. It's nice they cleaned up their mess but now that the comments are gone, so is the proof that they posted something.
We allow editing (based on time for the same reason), so someone could clear out all the text but it still leaves a placeholder that yes, something was there.
A pm to me or the moderator and we will delete posts made by mistake. If it's obvious we will often delete them as part of daily housekeeping.

So, removing all the text is the best option for your post. Usually someone posts "wrong info" (in case someone already read it) "oops" or ...... and that tends to flag it for removal. If we miss it, no problem, it's just a blank reply and most understand

This is why you will see a lot of long time forum members quote the text in their reply. Most likely they had someone delete a nastygram before and want proof for the future.

Hope that explains it.
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Re: Deleting a post

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Not sure what I'm doing wrong but I don't see a delete button
Sorry, see Al's reply above.
I guess I didn't realize everyone didn't have the delete button.





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Re: Deleting a post

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