siriushardware wrote:I recently duplicate-posted and went into EDIT on the duplicate post to delete it, as I would on pretty much any other forum like this. Unless I'm going blind, there really does not seem to be a 'delete own post' button or option. Is there one?
In this particular case the problem was entirely my fault but it's not uncommon for the 'submit' action upon completion of a post to fail with 'error 500'.
If you aren't used to this happening, then naturally you try again and then eventually you find that you have double posted because the original post did make it through, despite the error.
Why that should keep happening is obviously a separate issue, but it would be helpful if we could tidy up our own mess by deleting unintended extra posts.
Edit: Just noticed that there is a 'delete' cross box on -this-post. Is it time-limited or something?
exxos wrote:siriushardware wrote:
You can delete your own posts, but there is a time limit as to how long you can do that for. I'm not sure how long that is, maybe 24Hs (dal?).
galax wrote:If you double-post, delete the second of the two posts.
siriushardware wrote:A post could be edited out of all recognition so that any replies made to any of its earlier incarnations seemed like nonsense, almost as bad as if the post was deleted altogether.
siriushardware wrote:There is a law (not sure which one) which states that if there is an error, you will not notice it no matter how many times you read past it until you have hit 'send' or 'submit' (or 'print').
galax wrote:There would at least be an 'edited' message with a timestamp, so a careful reader could see that the edit was made after the reply. If people do that to you a lot though, just quote their whole post when replying - I hate it when people do that an then I notice an errorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr though
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