How do I delete my stupid questions?

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How do I delete my stupid questions?

Post by Capt UB » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:57 pm

I ask a lot of questions sometime when I'm thinking out loud.... In this case I wrote in questions that were the same, but written differently. How can I remove them?


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Re: How do I delete my stupid questions?

Post by terrulian » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:17 pm

If you are logged in there should be an X icon in the upper right of your post next to the edit pencil.
But we are all dumb, too, well some of us, and we don't mind dumb questions because we've asked them ourselves.

Hmmm...after posting this I didn't see that X next to my own post...but I know it's been there before (it appears on another post I did just an hour or so ago on another string) so I'm going to join you in asking the question that I thought I knew the answer to. :doh: :roll: :lol:....After looking, I see that some of my posts have the X and some don't. :help:
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Re: How do I delete my stupid questions?

Post by pee wee » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:56 pm

I think it depends on whether the post has had views or not, if it has been seen then the only option is editing it to remove the text, not the post itself.

I'm going to see if that works or if it's just my imagination at work again.

edit: It's just my imagination at work! Once it's posted, it seems all you can do is edit it and try to make yourself sound smarter! Or just delete the dumb stuff you wrote . . .
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Re: How do I delete my stupid questions?

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:14 pm

No question is a dumb question, I don't think members are allowed to remove their own posts, sometimes I think that's bit strange after all sometimes you like to self edit in the form of removing posts, on the other hand if members can remove their own posts good stuff can be lost, it may seem stupid to you at that moment but it can be helpful to others. I've seen good stuff edited into meaningless dots or dashes, good example is a thread of a 28 trawler, don't know the reason why that builder changed his posts into dots but I know I was very sorry to see those gone, man that was a beautiful build with great pics.

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Re: How do I delete my stupid questions?

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:55 pm

Click on edit, delete everything and type: "please delete this post".
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Re: How do I delete my stupid questions?

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:02 pm

jacquesmm wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:55 pm
Click on edit, delete everything and type: "please delete this post".
Jacques I don't think we have a delete everything button

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Re: How do I delete my stupid questions?

Post by terrulian » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:41 pm

So just above is what I did, following Jacques' suggestion.
If nothing else, what I wrote was replaced by "please delete this post." Of course, if that isn't deleted, you could end up with a lot of those. :wink:
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Re: How do I delete my stupid questions?

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:47 pm

Deleted.
I remember that we had a member who went through a temper tantrum during an argument and deleted all his posts. 2 days later, he emailed asking if we could undo that and there was no way, all his stuff which was quote good, was lost in cyberspace.
If I am correct, that is why you can't delete your own posts.
You can always edit them.

The webmaster may find a better solution than my old drastic settings.
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Re: How do I delete my stupid questions?

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:59 pm

jacquesmm wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:47 pm
Deleted.
I remember that we had a member who went through a temper tantrum during an argument and deleted all his posts. 2 days later, he emailed asking if we could undo that and there was no way, all his stuff which was quote good, was lost in cyberspace.
If I am correct, that is why you can't delete your own posts.
You can always edit them.

The webmaster may find a better solution than my old drastic settings.
That was what I was trying to explain earlier 8) 8)

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Re: How do I delete my stupid questions?

Post by terrulian » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:31 pm

The really dumb thing is that just editing and deleting everything never occurred to me. :doh:
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