How is it possible there is still no post delete button?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by redheeler, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    It really annoys me that there is no post delete button for well-known members on here to delete their own erroneous posts, even one that expires at 5 minutes. Something that fundamental should not be kept hidden or behind a paywall.

    Editing a post to "Deleted" and wasting the moderators' time with delete requests is far from optimal.
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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    It's subject to abuse is the main reason to we don't allow it.

    Someone posts a controversial topic, then deletes their post and wipes an entire thread of responses with it.

    arn
     
  3. redheeler thread starter macrumors 603

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    I completely understand, which is why I didn't say a delete button without restrictions. A post count limit to prevent trolling from new members, and not being able to delete a thread with one or more replies seem like reasonable restrictions to me. A 5-minute expiry would also help prevent abuse, albeit at the expense of usefulness.
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Just report a post if you want it deleted. We really don't mind receiving them.
     
  5. Belgique macrumors member

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    Delete is not a frequent part of any Apple environment.....I wish the new OS would permit a right click to DELETE ANYTHING...but per Steve Jobs request....this will never be offered.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What does this have to do with the forums? :confused:
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    The only clarification I will like to add, is that if the post is useful and part of the fabric of a discussion. We generally don't remove posts that would disrupt a discussion.
     
  8. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    That makes me feel a little better. I always blush like a baboon's bum when I've replied to the wrong thing and have to report my own post for deletion.

    I imagined the mods used to grit their teeth, roll their eyes to the sky and grimace: "not this numpty again ..." :oops:
    --- Post Merged, Jul 1, 2016 ---
    Cmd+Backspace.
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Nope, not at all. We're happy to help fix a potential mistake, rather than leave them out there for all to see. :)
     
  10. annk Administrator

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    :p

    Not at all, it's a very quick and simple thing for us to take care of.
     
  11. burne macrumors 6502

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    Open Trash, right-click on the file and select 'Put Back'.
     

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