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Thread: Why cant we delete our OWN double Postings?

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    Super Member belmer's Avatar
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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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    cant figure out how it happened--first time this am!

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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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    thank you for the explanation--had not thought of it that way!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    thank you for the explanation--had not thought of it that way!
    You are welcome :)

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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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    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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    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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    I just edit and say Oops. :) Happens a lot to a lot of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    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.
    This makes a lot of sense to me now....I never thought of that. Thankyou everyone for your answers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    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. :)
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Thank you!

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    We all make mistakes!!! Even me!!!
    Nothing to beat yourself or anyone else up over! :oops: :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves
    I just edit and say Oops. :) Happens a lot to a lot of us.
    I 'stutter' (hit enter twice very fast) and double post occasionally. I just clear it and say 'oops!' too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    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.
    On another board I go to that happens all the time. Posters have gotten into the habit of quoting at least the original post (because often the OP will delete when they don't get the responses they wanted) and sometimes other inflammatory posts because inevitably, the poster will come along and delete. And yes it makes for a very confusing conversation. :hunf: Most boards I go to also only allow editing for a set period of time. So you can quickly edit if you make a typo but you can't go and change things after several people have replied.

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    Allow me to introduce myself.

    My name is PatriceJ.

    I am a member of the OOOPS!-I-Hit-Send-Twice! Club.

    I have renewed my membership more often that i care to admit.

    No matter. I know I am in very good company. The Club Meetings are a blast.

    of course ... they take twice as long as normal meetings because we constantly repeat ourselves. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    But PatriceJ, you have no problem deleting your own duplicate posts right? :mrgreen: so there's no evidence...

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    I've done it a few times. Mainly when I'm posting from my cell phone, and others when my DD hits the enter button on the keyboard faster than I can stop her.

    No worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmer
    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:
    I never ever think idiot person. I always think stupid computer. Sometimes you can hit the send button and the stupid computer makes you think it's not doing anything while behind your back it posted your message. So then you hit send again and it laughs at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    But PatriceJ, you have no problem deleting your own duplicate posts right? :mrgreen: so there's no evidence...
    you were not supposed to point that out. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    That was a good explanation there of the reason why. Hadn't thought of it either.

    When I do a double post. I just go back and 'edit' the 2nd one. I delete all the text and replace it with a . or a (sorry, double post). So at least it's not cluttering up too much.

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    I have had such a good laugh.
    We can say that we are having a PICNIC= Problem In Chair Not In Computer!

    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Allow me to introduce myself.

    My name is PatriceJ.

    I am a member of the OOOPS!-I-Hit-Send-Twice! Club.

    I have renewed my membership more often that i care to admit.

    No matter. I know I am in very good company. The Club Meetings are a blast.

    of course ... they take twice as long as normal meetings because we constantly repeat ourselves. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeNana
    I have had such a good laugh.
    We can say that we are having a PICNIC= Problem In Chair Not In Computer!
    i'm going to steal that one for work.

    my users will hear of PICNICs, and of being a few ants short of a PICNIC.

    and i won't tell them what it means. :twisted:

    :XD: :XD: :XD:

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    I have deleted my second posting, going to the edit and deleting that posting and sending it. Doesn't get posted.

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