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How do you delete/remove a post on a forum?

Post in 'New Forum Hints and your Questions & Suggestions!' started by mtn man, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. mtn man

    mtn man Member

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    How do you delete/remove a post on a forum?

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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    You can't. The easiest thing to do is to click on "Report" and put a note in your report that you'd like the post deleted. A Moderator will see that reported post and look it over, and if it's your post and you want it gone, it'll be gone. Rick
  3. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Are you talking about a thread or an individual post. I believe that you can delete a post like this one yourself. Under this post I will see a delete option and I can click on it and delete it. I don't think you can delete a thread if you start one.
  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    OK, good, I stand corrected. It was my understanding that only Moderators had the "Delete" option visible on posts.
  5. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a time limit on it. So you can do it within a few days......or something like that.
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Not sure how long it is. Something like a couple of hours.
  7. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    You can edit it - remove words or change it - for a certain amount of time.
    You cannot delete it - because that may mess up the conversation you started or otherwise took part in.
  8. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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  9. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    oh, the that is set also.
    I don't think you can edit the title...that's a shortcoming.
  10. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    No, I misspelled a title and I couldn't edit it. I believe a moderator corrected the spelling for me.

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