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Postby truebrit » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:57 pm

How can I delete one of my posts?

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Re: Delete

Postby Miro » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:04 pm

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Last edited by Miro on Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Delete

Postby truebrit » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:05 pm

Tried that and the post is still there

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Re: Delete

Postby Miro » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:09 pm

Miro wrote:You can't delete the post as such, but you can delete all the text in it so it's just a blank post. Click the edit icon in the top right of your post (it looks like a pencil), and then just delete the post by backspacing through it, or highlight the lot and hit backspace.


Try again. Seems you have to leave at least one character in the post (I chose an asterix!)
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Re: Delete

Postby El Cid » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:21 pm

Just pm me and I will delete it. I do it all the time with duplicate posts. Alternatively, edit it and remove the post and replace it with “please delete”

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Re: Delete

Postby wembason420 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:31 pm

The problem with doing what Miro suggests is if a poster replies and quotes you, which is the case here and you have just edited your post with a "Wi" and your original is still visible......just looks a bit daft........just ask a moderator to delete it. see what i mean below

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Re: Delete

Postby truebrit » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:32 pm

Have sort of deleted just got to get a quote deleted from another forum member.

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Re: Delete

Postby costakid » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:05 pm

Why do you want to delete your thread?

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Re: Delete

Postby costakid » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:05 pm

I am asking because I commented on it.

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Re: Delete

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:21 pm

TBH most phpBB forums include the [x] button, which allows the author of a post to delete it. This is useful where a duplicate post is accientally made, or an author has had second thoughts about making a reply.

Really not sure why we don't enable that facility. Where a slip-up occurs, I usually just reduce to post to a full-stop, and leave it to the Mods to delete it. As said, you can't make a blank post.
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Re: Delete

Postby truebrit » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:40 am

Because I didnt appreciate your remark and decided to try and delete before any others saw it.

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Re: Delete

Postby El Cid » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:48 am

I have deleted the posts.

Thread is now closed

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