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  1. Duchess-Yukine-Suoh

    Duchess-Yukine-Suoh Girl #21 Contributor

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    How do you delete a post?

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Duchess-Yukine-Suoh, Sep 17, 2013.

    Exactly. How do I or is it not possible?
     
  2. erebh

    erebh Contributing Member Contributor

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    go back to edit and leave a note - deleted!
     
  3. JJ_Maxx

    JJ_Maxx Banned

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    You can delete a post, but I believe it's only for a very short time after posting and I think only if no one else has replied in the thread. I deleted a post today, actually but it was ten seconds after I posted it.
     
  4. Duchess-Yukine-Suoh

    Duchess-Yukine-Suoh Girl #21 Contributor

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    Ah, OK. Thanks y'all!
     
  5. CharlotteDancer

    CharlotteDancer New Member

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    Oh I've just posted pretty much the same question! Sorry!

    I've written my introduction in the new members thread but want to take a couple of bits out (I got cold feet about some of what I'd written) but there's no edit or delete function there, even though no-one's replied to my post.

    I feel pretty unnerved TBH. If I can't edit out something I've got second thoughts about then I don't think I'll be getting very involved here :(
     
  6. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    There is a time limit set to how long one can edit a post, but this isn't a random feature; there's a good reason for it. Spammers are sneaky. They'll pop in, post a few innocuous posts that look nothing like spam, have no links, perfectly normal. We mods see what looks like a new member joining. Some time later is when they come back and go back to those same posts that we mods are no longer looking at because there is newer traffic and activity that reuqires attention and they edit those posts to include links and other spammy sundries.
     
  7. CharlotteDancer

    CharlotteDancer New Member

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    Thanks Wreybies - much appreciated. I'll think carefully (and read the rules properly!) before I post next time ;)
     
  8. Pheonix

    Pheonix A Singer of Space Operas and The Fourth Mod of RP Staff Contributor

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    Also, once you've been around for long enough (I believe a month and 50 posts) the time limit on editing goes away. Once you graduate from 'new member' to 'member' is when it happens I believe.
     
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  9. lixAxil

    lixAxil Self-Proclaimed Senator of the RPG subforum. Contributor

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    You also need 50 likes iirc.
     
  10. idle

    idle Active Member

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    Nope, being Member is not enough, I am a Member and still can't edit my posts for much long after I posted them (just checked one of them, posted 41 minutes ago, still the last one in the thread, and the Edit link is gone). I think you need to be Senior Member, which requires some 250 posts and 50 likes like @Asune says.
     
  11. Pheonix

    Pheonix A Singer of Space Operas and The Fourth Mod of RP Staff Contributor

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    @idle, well that is legitimately disappointing... :(
     
  12. Daniel

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

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    To clarify - you can't completely delete a post or thread, it's not allowed for non-moderators. You can edit posts though, so if necessary, you can "delete" it that way.
     

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