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Why cant we delete our OWN double Postings?

Old 03-24-2011, 12:31 PM
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I just made a boo boo and I double posted on a reply and I was wondering why this isn't set up to delete our own mistakes, instead I feel like an IDIOT double posting. Does someone have an answer for me? :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:33 PM
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cant figure out how it happened--first time this am!
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:38 PM
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A lot of message boards do not have a delete option. While it sounds like a simple option to have in the case of a double post I have seen it misused.

An example: A thread gets a little heated or controversial, posts get snippy, and then someone who was especially snippy will delete their post, come out smelling like a rose, while everyone else who responded in defense or offense to the deleted post look like crazy people. And then the posts go wild all over again because of that.

So, the simple solution on a lot of message boards? No deleting except by administrators or moderators.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:41 PM
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thank you for the explanation--had not thought of it that way!
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:42 PM
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No need to feel stupid. It can happen to all of us. Send a PM to one of the
moderators. They will be happy to delete it for you.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by okiepastor
thank you for the explanation--had not thought of it that way!
You are welcome :)
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:47 PM
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I'm the second idiot on this board! I double posted twice in a row a couple of days ago...don't know how it happened. It's my laptop's fault...I think.
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I don't think anyone looks like an idiot for double posting. When I see that I think....computer trouble. So no worries, we have all done it. :)
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:59 PM
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I've done that and will be watching this thread...hopefully there is a trick to being able to delete a double post.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:00 PM
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I made my first double post yesterday. As I didn't think to ask Admin to delete it, I went back into the duplicate with the edit button, erased my message and wrote another completely different sentence. I figured that way it would just look like I'd had another idea about the topic and wouldn't appear as a double post. It worked for me.
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