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How to completely delete previous posts ( not edit )






Jethro

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#1
Is there a simple way to completely delete previous posts?
I’m a Flintstone with technology and when i tried deleting my WTB G38 “bumped” posts another was added?
 

Tophog

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Is there a simple way to completely delete previous posts?
I’m a Flintstone with technology and when i tried deleting my WTB G38 “bumped” posts another was added?
Next time edit the title to say 'Please close'.
 

pick_six

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#5
Don’t recall where, but I recall reading that threads were not deleteable unless they were against the rules. And only a mod could do that.

they were just locked. I dont have a quote on that.

ive seen other forums where folks delete the text of the thread/post, and change the title, but if anyone quoted your post, you can’t edit that.

@titanNV : sounds like a chance for additional revenue.

for a $10 donation, a thread owner can request up to 5 threads deleted. But must be the owner. OR.

5 of their individual posts. OR

one post of their own, including repost/quoted Stuff.
 

jfrey123

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There’s no process for a user to delete a thread or post. The staff has always defaulted to closing over deleting (or at least soft deleting, leaving a record of the deletion), to avoid the appearance of censorship.
 

WantaG18

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You used to be able to delete your own posts. That was lost with one of the software changes/upgrades.
 

MAC702

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When I look at the bottom of my posts, I still have options to Report, Edit, or Delete.
 

jfrey123

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#9
Well, I stand corrected haha. I haven’t seen the basic user interface in quite a few years now, so I didn’t know it was a feature.
 
#11
I am just seeing the options to report and edit, so the ability to delete one's own post appears to be an option for members with a Forum Supporter badge.

Edit: Actually, perhaps it's an option for those with a commercial sponsor badge?
 
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Harley

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When I look at the bottom of my posts, I still have options to Report, Edit, or Delete.
Where exactly do you see this “delete” option you speak of? I don’t see that on mobile anyway. Have yet to confirm if its on PC.
 

Tophog

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#14
Bottom of your post, under the signature.