How to delete thread started my me?

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  1. Nirav D

    Nirav D Greylisted

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    I am sorry if it's mentioned somewhere but I couldn't find anywhere how to delete a thread started by me.
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Content over 30 minutes old can not be edited or deleted.
     

  3. bburg

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    Is it? I can edit a post (not a thread started by me) within this time but could NOT delete it.
     
  4. compleo

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    The standard...
    • Members can edit posts with a time factor or no time factor,the forum decides this.
    • Author of thread can edit with time factor or no time factor,the forum decides this.
    • Author of thread can't delete the thread,deleting the thread would delete every post & this responsibility should only be with the forum.
     
  5. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    @bburg , you're able to edit one of your first posts, such as this one? Edit function

    edit: I see the post you "deleted" now. There is a 30 minute time limit to edit posts.
     
  6. bburg

    bburg Valued Member

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    That post is deleted now. Who did this?
    Thus, I only can edit a post and not DELETE a post?

    edit: Checked. I can't find a delete button.
     
  7. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    That was me, the post that said "<text deleted>" or something like that I removed from the discussion.

    Are you confirming that you can add to a post created years ago at the page I linked to above?
     
  8. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Maybe I'm misunderstanding. Is there an old post that you want to edit or delete?
     
  9. bburg

    bburg Valued Member

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    Sigh. No, I don't want to edit or delete an OLD post. Sorry, English is not my natural language.

    Sometimes when I reply to a thread/post I find out that (within 30 minutes) the answer is mistaken. Then I can't delete the post, only edit it with nononse text.
     
  10. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I think I understand now, thanks for helping to clarify :)

    You would like the ability to delete new posts within that initial 30 minutes?
     
  11. bburg

    bburg Valued Member

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    Yes!! And don't say that's not possible.
     
  12. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    No problem, I'm fine with that. I turned it on for established members such as yourself.

    You should be able to delete a new post, but not an old post made more than 30 minutes ago.
     
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    compleo Valued Member

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    What if the new post is the 1st post in the thread,there might be other posts that follow the 1st post.
     
  14. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    For the moment I'm putting trust in established members to make good decisions and not delete threads < 30 minutes old that generated additional conversation.

    Honestly, I don't see it being a frequent problem where a good new thread is deleted fast. Worst case someone else can start it back up.
     

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