Here's the problem. I build a new rails app, set up the access to the database , and scaffold the controller. Everything works fine. Then I start rebuilding the list.rhtml file. Once I'm done I can add, view, and edit any entries that I make but when I try to destroy them nothing happens. In short I can't figure out how to delete rows from the db. I'm using the exact same syntax as the original list.rhtml file but nothing happens. I've made sure that the user has the correct rights several times. What am I missing? I can post code if I need to.