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Offline Rosehip

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Where is the delete button?
« on: May 26, 2008, 10:20:16 PM »
Really dumb question-but can someone please tell me how this hapless soul can locate the "delete" button???
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Offline Starlight

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Where is the delete button?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 10:24:59 PM »
You can just click on "Modify" tab, highlight the text, and then hit "Delete" in the lower right portion of your keyboard.

Offline Rosehip

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 10:32:04 PM »
Thanks, Starlight. I've tried that process a million times, but I must be missing something. It simply doesn't work for me. Oh well. Maybe a Mod can delete this post, including the above two of mine. Many thanks.
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Where is the delete button?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 10:50:45 PM »
You are more then welcome.

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Where is the delete button?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 11:44:04 PM »
I'm under the impression that posts cannot be deleted.  One can delete all the text of a post but not the entire post itself.  The Mods can explain the rationale better than I can.   ;D

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Where is the delete button?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 11:53:35 PM »
I'm under the impression that posts cannot be deleted.  One can delete all the text of a post but not the entire post itself.  The Mods can explain the rationale better than I can.   ;D

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Re: Where is the delete button?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 08:31:41 PM »
Friul is correct. We prefer not to delete messages. However, you do have the ability to modify your post for about fifteen minutes after you submitted it; some people who wish to delete a post simply replace all of the text with the word "deleted" or a similar phrase.
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Re: Where is the delete button?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008, 09:21:11 PM »
How is it then that certain posts just seem to disappear into thin air? ???
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Re: Where is the delete button?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008, 09:48:55 PM »
How is it then that certain posts just seem to disappear into thin air? ???

Cyber ghouls.   :laugh:

Not sure.  Posts are not deleted unless due to explicit content and we have to get it down ASAP.  Posts can be split, merged and sent to the Private Section, maybe that is why they appear to vanish?
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Re: Where is the delete button?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008, 09:57:07 PM »
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Cyber ghouls.   :laugh:


This must be the only possible answer. As an Orthodox Christian I should be used to the fact that  some things must simply be accepted by faith rather than trying to explain the unknown. Sigh.
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Re: Where is the delete button?
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2008, 10:04:06 PM »

This must be the only possible answer. As an Orthodox Christian I should be used to the fact that  some things must simply be accepted by faith rather than trying to explain the unknown. Sigh.


Computers sometimes just like to act on their own accord.   :P  You just have to learn to sit back and debug.

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