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What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« on: September 30, 2014, 12:59:04 PM »
Let us see...
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Re: What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 01:00:23 PM »
Good luck!
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Re: What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 01:05:26 PM »
Let us see...

Okay, here is what happens.

You get an error message telling you you cannot remove the first post in a thread.  You have to ask a moderator to do it.

However, removing replies to the original post are snap-bang.

Now... what happens if you try to remove a reply that has been replied to?

Let us see...

Well, let us see now.
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Re: What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 01:07:39 PM »
Let us see...

Okay, here is what happens.

You get an error message telling you you cannot remove the first post in a thread.  You have to ask a moderator to do it.

However, removing replies to the original post are snap-bang.

Now... what happens if you try to remove a reply that has been replied to?

Let us see...

Well, let us see now.

That works fine too.  As we can see from above, nothing was lost.

Okay... end of test.  We now return you to regular blog operations. :O
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Re: What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 02:48:37 PM »
Please try not to delete posts people. It disrupts the natural order. Many times I've gone back to look for something I've posted and people deleted entire threads.

I've also been in threads and things were very confusing because of a deleted post. Don't post if you don't plan to leave it up.
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Re: What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 02:55:46 PM »
Please try not to delete posts people. It disrupts the natural order. Many times I've gone back to look for something I've posted and people deleted entire threads.

I've also been in threads and things were very confusing because of a deleted post. Don't post if you don't plan to leave it up.

That's why I quote everything now.  At one point I didn't, because I thought it made the thread too messy, but people started deleting posts and now.... everything gets quoted. 

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Re: What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 03:00:11 PM »
Please try not to delete posts people. It disrupts the natural order. Many times I've gone back to look for something I've posted and people deleted entire threads.

I've also been in threads and things were very confusing because of a deleted post. Don't post if you don't plan to leave it up.

That's why I quote everything now.  At one point I didn't, because I thought it made the thread too messy, but people started deleting posts and now.... everything gets quoted.

Yeah. Always quote whoever you're responding to. Bonus points if you can get a quote-within-a-quote.

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Re: What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 04:29:38 PM »
Please try not to delete posts people. It disrupts the natural order. Many times I've gone back to look for something I've posted and people deleted entire threads.

I've also been in threads and things were very confusing because of a deleted post. Don't post if you don't plan to leave it up.

That's why I quote everything now.  At one point I didn't, because I thought it made the thread too messy, but people started deleting posts and now.... everything gets quoted.

Yeah. Always quote whoever you're responding to. Bonus points if you can get a quote-within-a-quote.

What like this?

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Re: What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2014, 06:11:16 PM »
I'd hate to recommend something that derails conversations, takes away others' post counts, and disrupts the natural order, but it's worked for me.

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Re: What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2014, 09:50:06 PM »
Please try not to delete posts people. It disrupts the natural order. Many times I've gone back to look for something I've posted and people deleted entire threads.

I've also been in threads and things were very confusing because of a deleted post. Don't post if you don't plan to leave it up.

That's why I quote everything now.  At one point I didn't, because I thought it made the thread too messy, but people started deleting posts and now.... everything gets quoted.

Yeah. Always quote whoever you're responding to. Bonus points if you can get a quote-within-a-quote.

What like this?

Well S.O.B. I think I just deleted a post tonight for the first time ever. Someone asked me a question on another thread, but I didn't understand the question. So I quoted them (since dragoncar demanded it) and responded saying I didn't understand. Then they sent me a PM saying they confused me with someone else and they deleted their post. Now their missing post is quoted inside my post and the continuity is gone. I didn't want everyone else confused, so I edited the post and basically removed it.

Dammit, I broke my own rule 1 day after posting it.
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Re: What Happens When You Delete a Post?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2014, 11:31:12 PM »
Please try not to delete posts people. It disrupts the natural order. Many times I've gone back to look for something I've posted and people deleted entire threads.

I've also been in threads and things were very confusing because of a deleted post. Don't post if you don't plan to leave it up.

That's why I quote everything now.  At one point I didn't, because I thought it made the thread too messy, but people started deleting posts and now.... everything gets quoted.

Yeah. Always quote whoever you're responding to. Bonus points if you can get a quote-within-a-quote.

What like this?

Well S.O.B. I think I just deleted a post tonight for the first time ever. Someone asked me a question on another thread, but I didn't understand the question. So I quoted them (since dragoncar demanded it) and responded saying I didn't understand. Then they sent me a PM saying they confused me with someone else and they deleted their post. Now their missing post is quoted inside my post and the continuity is gone. I didn't want everyone else confused, so I edited the post and basically removed it.

Dammit, I broke my own rule 1 day after posting it.

I do delete post sometimes.  I give myself like a 1-minute window if I said something stupid or confused, and only if nobody already quoted me.