Last post Mar 17, 2013 12:30 PM by Ruchira
Mar 14, 2013 04:24 AM|ToughMan|LINK
Someone should have ability of deleting his/her own sending posts……
If someone posts a question without answering, he/she can delete that wholly.
otherwises he can only delete the following replies by him/herself.
Mar 14, 2013 09:39 AM|vinz|LINK
This has been raised before:
Deleting posts will be handled by the moderation team.
Mar 14, 2013 09:49 AM|Rion Williams|LINK
I agree with vinz.
It could cause a great deal of confusion if users were allowed to delete their own posts. The system currently works as a type of "conversation" with several people communicating back and forth and often referencing one another, but if a user is allowed
to remove their response then it could make these conversations difficult to understand (especially since people often reference the content of each other's posts).
The Moderators are great here anyways and usually do an excellent job of cleaning up the place.
Mar 15, 2013 04:48 AM|ToughMan|LINK
I mean deleting my own posts
Mar 15, 2013 05:18 AM|vinz|LINK
I mean deleting my own posts
When Rion mentioned "users" that includes you and us. Deleting own post might mess up the conversation within the thread especially when someone in that thread responds to the post that you have deleted.
So I would presume that's one of the main reasons why they disabled the Delete link for normal users like us. And that's the intent. Moderators take cares of the deletion. So what you can do is use the alert moderator link to call the attention of the moderators.
Once they get the report they will review it and delete them when needed.
Mar 15, 2013 07:24 AM|ToughMan|LINK
I think the "delete" may be a little transparent by just strikethroughed words instead of deleting:
something like this:
And "StrikeThrough" should be applied when deleting a post, and it's not useful when posting a normal post……;)
Mar 15, 2013 08:27 AM|mbanavige|LINK
As you've demonstrated, strikethrough is already supported.
As to deleting threads and individual posts, this is limited to moderators as others have indicated. If you had a particular thread in mind needing deletion when you created this feedback thread, i'd suggest using the alert moderators feature to bring it
to our attention. Be sure to include the specific reason why you think it should be removed.
Note that for a thread with no replies, sometimes the thread's OP will discover the answer on their own prior to receiving any replies. Rather than trying to delete such a thread, I'd encourage the OP to reply to their thread with the answer they found
and mark their post as the answer. They won't receive recognition points for answering their own question, but the answer may be valuable to other members who read that thread.
Mar 16, 2013 04:09 AM|ToughMan|LINK
U are always against me, mbanabige.
Plz see it clearly——I mean to remove a function of "StrikeThrough", don't u think it's duplicated?! No one will keep the trace of clearing his/her words on the forum, and this fuction is better for moderators, if he/she wants to remove threads.
Mar 16, 2013 04:12 AM|ToughMan|LINK
It's NOT A REASON AT ALL to cancel such a function of removing one-self's reply or issue, because this function used to exist before, and it's u that removed it.
Mar 16, 2013 07:20 AM|mbanavige|LINK
I'm sorry but i no longer follow why you're suggesting to remove the function of strikethrough.
Also, the ability for members to delete their own posts is not something that previously existed. Post/Thread deletion has always been a moderation only function.
Mar 16, 2013 09:23 PM|ToughMan|LINK
To be very honest——in the previous 2 or 3 older version of asp.net. Users are allowed to delete his/her posts.
Mar 16, 2013 09:41 PM|mbanavige|LINK
I'm sorry, but in the 10 years that i have participate here, thread/post deletions were always moderation only - available to a small number of site roles. You must be thinking of a different site.
Mar 17, 2013 12:47 AM|ToughMan|LINK
Did u delete my post——mbanavige?????
Who marked answers?
Mar 17, 2013 12:48 AM|ToughMan|LINK
Do u think it's polite to mark answers without responses from the questioner——mbanavige???????????????????
Mar 17, 2013 04:04 AM|ToughMan|LINK
Very very sorry I shouldn't have shouted to u so rudely.
I just wanna know when and where to use StrikeThrough? Just like if I send something not suitable, just mark them deleted?
Mar 17, 2013 12:30 PM|Ruchira|LINK
I just wanna know when and where to use StrikeThrough?
Sometimes we can use it to correct our mistakes. You can edit the post and correct the mistake if you think it will not harm the replies after your reply and it will not affect to the consistency of the thread. But if you think you did a mistake and if you
need to correct it, but still need to show it, you can use strikethrough. For an example, let's say you've given a wrong answer or talked to someone rudely and after that some other user quote your reply and point it out, then the best option would be to strikethrough
since editing the post will be confusing for the future readers.
Note: Above is my personal view. I may be wrong. But that's how I use strikethrough. :)
Please 'Mark as Answer' if this post helps you