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Delete post function!

Discussion in 'Site News, Bug Reports and Questions' started by Viajero, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Viajero

    Viajero Active Member

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    We really really need to have that implemented. I have lost the count of double posts made by mistake that I can't delete. It s just clutter in those threads.

    Plenty other forums allow to delete posts so I can only asume this is Coach´s strategic decision here, so no worries.

    But I would think that allowing a delete function that lasts only for, say, a couple hours on any posts or until someone quotes it, wouldnt be too amiss to precisely prevent this double post error, or quick right after the fact deletion if the poster realizes immediately a serious flaw in something just posted. This shouldnt interfere too much with the original intention, methinks.

    Many forums have similar functionality (temporary deletion control and block of deletion function once quoted) so I know it can be done, no?
     
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  2. Citizen Nev

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    There is a delete post function. I've posted a demonstration of how it works in the post above this one.
     
  3. Viajero

    Viajero Active Member

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    Lol!!!!!! :D
     
  4. Gallows Bait

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    More than happy to delete double posts reported to the moderators. :)
     
  5. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    Please just report them and let the moderators or myself remove them. Click the report post button at the top right of the post [​IMG]
     
  6. Viajero

    Viajero Active Member

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    No worries, but... please what is the reason why a scheme as I proposed above, or similar, where each of us can do it on our own is not possible?
     
  7. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    You don't even have to report the post. I read all posts, and so far I've removed your (very few) double posts when I've gotten to them.

    If you want to be really sure to get rid of a post, just edit obe of them to say "double post" (since else I might possibly miss one in the matchmaking threads for other divisions than my own)

    There will be no possibility to delete forever, this is a deliberate choice.

    There was a time when it was tested to temporarily allow deleting - the problem with that was that it also removed the opportunity to edit posts after that grace period was over. And so many team blogs live by the method of editing their OP to show an updated team that this solution was untenable at best.
     
  8. Viajero

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    Makes sense, thanks for the clarification!
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  9. Darkson

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    Why not have the same delete function that other boards use, in that a poster can delete there own post as long as no-one else has replied?
     
  10. Coach

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    I think that was asked before and I don't think vbulletin had an option to do that. I'm not adverse to enabling such a thing if anyone knows where it is, I may have just overlooked it.

    Not like it is has been a problem on here up to this point anyway as far as I'm aware. Sounds like Nikolai is doing a bang up job anyway!
     
  11. Fallowheart

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    These are the tamest boards i've ever seen. Either everyone is deathly afraid of Dreamy, or the community just really attracts the best sort of folk. I'm inclined to believe the former. ;)
     
  12. Gallows Bait

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    No one is afraid of me though. :(
     
  13. Fallowheart

    Fallowheart Active Member

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    wait. you're a moderator? :p

    kidding...
     
  14. Viajero

    Viajero Active Member

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    No. A bird maybe? A plane? No, GB is a... Supermoderator!