Report your own post?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Apple Key, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

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    Just wondering why the site would let you report your own post. That is, if it does - because I was afraid to test it out on myself. :)
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Sometimes people post in error and want their post deleted.
     
  3. macrumors P6

    Peace

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    #3
    Everybody has a little devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. :p
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    It's also probably easier to code the site that way and make it apply to all posts. Rather than having to code in exceptions.
     
  5. macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Yes, you can report your own post if it needs to be deleted or moved
    Sometimes users post in the wrong Forum and then repost in the right Forum
    Reporting their original post allows Moderators to easily find and delete the duplicate
    Or, they can report the post to have it moved instead of reposting
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

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    Okay, that explains it. I might just grant the user the ability to delete it themselves, but I see how that could potentially be problematic/confusing.
     
  7. macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    #7

    Which is more difficult for the mods? ;)
     
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    balamw

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    #8
    That depends. What is most a pain is when both threads have active replies by the time we get to it.

    In which case, we (at least I) would have preferred that the OP had reported the dang thing in the first place. :p

    Adding a poll after the fact is another one that we have to deal with every so often.

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