Self Post Deletion

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  1. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I live in Forum Spy so it's quite easy to see what happens behind the scenes in MacRumors.

    According to the FAQ you can't delete your own posts but I've seen non-moderator and administrators do it near instantaneously.

    I don't expect a mod/admin to tag along a split second after a normal poster. ;)
     
  2. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

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    Click edit on your post and just delete the comment.

    It won't delete the entire thing, but the body of your comment will be gone.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i think he means the post entirely though. im not sure either
     
  4. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    I mean the entire post.

    Forum Spy will show a post but nothing shows up when you look at the thread or user profile.
     
  5. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

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    I've never seen this before.
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    I just read the FAQ and indeed you can't delete your own post. Something I'm guilty of..

    If one can't delete their own post why is the delete button there ?
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    delete button? where?
     
  8. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    I'd like to know as well...
     
  9. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

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    Peace is a moderator. I'm sure they have secret magic buttons. And fluffy kittens.
     
  10. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

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  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    And perhaps donating gets you just a little bit more than a special user title. ;)
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Only Demi-Gods have that ability.

    Demi-gods are not moderators. They are members who have contributed monetarily to the site (the Demi-God title is identical to the Contributer title).

    Moderators have either "Moderator" or "god" status.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    he's a demi-god unless im mistaken which isnt the same as moderator

    or am i wrong about you peace?
     
  14. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

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  15. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    It's a little annoying though since you can see anything and everything from Forum Spy. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Peace macrumors Core

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    I'm just a lowly contributor.Pay $25 bucks for a Demi-God title.
    But anyway the delete button is there whenever you edit the post.

    Nobody see's it ?
     

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  17. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Sadly, I can't be brought to donate to MacRumors.
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No delete button here. ...You must be seeing things. ;)
     
  19. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dont and dont know if im getting my leg pulled......lol

    when i go to edit i get "save,go advanced, and cancel" buttons
     
  20. Peace macrumors Core

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    Well fiddles..
    I'm in a conundrum :eek:

    Delete the post with the attachment or not..
    :confused:
     
  21. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Once again, only Demi-Gods (those who contribute $25 annually to the site) have a delete button.

    Just one of the extra perks you can get for your donation.
     
  22. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    maybe you are just special and we're not lol

    ooh i must be dense tonight. thanks lol
     
  23. Peace macrumors Core

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    You didn't get the joke Eric..

    The topic of this thread is self-post deletions.:)
     
  24. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, yes, now I get it. :D
     
  25. bigandy macrumors G3

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    way to show support, right from one of the most prolific posters.... :p
     

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