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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

I just don't know how I can delete my posts totally.....could it be possible that there is a delete function, next to 'edit' and 'rate it' options? I am used to this function at other forums actually.

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

That would be nice. I could use it also....

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

I asked this because I posted something somewhere else and wanted to delete it. But that post is gone now! Without having my question aswered. Maybe I am a lazy member again, and it's already answered 14 weeks ago or so;)

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

I asked this because I posted something somewhere else and wanted to delete it. But that post is gone now! Without having my question aswered. Maybe I am a lazy member again, and it's already answered 14 weeks ago or so;)

You mean "lazy member" as in Bentivogli? That has really become a notorious thread

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 23, 2007, at 6:20 AM by wouterrr ]

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

I asked this because I posted something somewhere else and wanted to delete it. But that post is gone now! Without having my question aswered. Maybe I am a lazy member again, and it's already answered 14 weeks ago or so;)

I came to your rescue, Michael. Had you answered the thread with information, the replies would have stayed. But, considering your acknowledged mis-read and request for deletion, they both were removed.

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I know this discussion has come up before and I just can't find the thread(s) where that discussion took place. Oh well...

Giving everyone (or those of a certain level) a delete option could cause some problems. Like the edit function, it would have to have a time limit to it or people could go back and delete their posts at random. This could cause confusion if the post has been quoted one or two pages later, or someone wants to quote it and it's now gone. I understand it being useful at the time you realize you've made a mistake, but again, it would need limits. Besides, sometimes those little mistakes do prompt useful discussion and can be interesting.

The edit button gives everyone a certain amount of time to double-check their posts and change them if needed - even if it's just to say, "Sorry - misread this one!" Add some of these and you've made someone laugh today - never a bad thing.

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Utrecht

I asked this because I posted something somewhere else and wanted to delete it. But that post is gone now! Without having my question aswered. Maybe I am a lazy member again, and it's already answered 14 weeks ago or so;)

I came to your rescue, Michael. Had you answered the thread with information, the replies would have stayed. But, considering your acknowledged mis-read and request for deletion, they both were removed.

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I know this discussion has come up before and I just can't find the thread(s) where that discussion took place. Oh well...

Giving everyone (or those of a certain level) a delete option could cause some problems. Like the edit function, it would have to have a time limit to it or people could go back and delete their posts at random. This could cause confusion if the post has been quoted one or two pages later, or someone wants to quote it and it's now gone. I understand it being useful at the time you realize you've made a mistake, but again, it would need limits. Besides, sometimes those little mistakes do prompt useful discussion and can be interesting.

The edit button gives everyone a certain amount of time to double-check their posts and change them if needed - even if it's just to say, "Sorry - misread this one!" Add some of these and you've made someone laugh today - never a bad thing.

Thanks, understand the confusion which a delete button can create, hadn't tought about that. I should just read better I think. But sometimes some threads are so looooooooong