How does one go about removing posts?

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How does one go about removing posts?

Postby Jerky » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:07 pm

People have mentioned this is possible. I would like to know how.
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Re: How does one go about removing posts?

Postby semper occultus » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:22 pm

...I favour the automated approach....

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Re: How does one go about removing posts?

Postby Hammer of Los » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:28 pm

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To be quite honest, there are a fair few posts of mine I would like removed.

Would that be possible?

I know there is a 24 hour removal/editing period.

I wouldn't want to put the mods to any trouble, but perhaps they might be understanding.

Sorry JD.

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Re: How does one go about removing posts?

Postby JackRiddler » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:31 pm

A user who was later banned, marmot, attempted to delete all of his posts manually (by which I mean, one by one), getting rid of several hundred and turning a lot of threads into confusing monologues in which others debate "message deleted."

Until then, all users had unlimited editing privileges on their own posts. After that, the admin switched so that users can only edit their posts for up to 24 hours, to prevent this kind of retroactive historical revision. I fully agree with the purpose of this policy. You can't participate here in a multi-person dialogue and then try to remove your part in it months or years later. That wrongs everyone else who participated.

One thing that frustrates me about it is that we no longer have the ability to correct mistakes or fix up sentences that are incomprehensible, perhaps add material harmlessly (say, to a set of links on a given subject, etc.). I hate it when I discover old posts with typos, confusing prose, etc. Of course, if you're doing this a year later it requires restraint so as not to abuse the privilege, i.e. make yourself look like you were winning a debate, etc. All judgement call.

On the whole, it's better that people can't wipe the slate clean.
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Re: How does one go about removing posts?

Postby Jerky » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:15 pm

So it can't be done now? Or do I have to request individual removes from a mod?
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Re: How does one go about removing posts?

Postby Hammer of Los » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:16 pm

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That's right Jack.

I was just thinking of my posts from bizarro world on June 7th.

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Re: How does one go about removing posts?

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:01 am

I can delete specific posts. I'm guessing you want to start with this one?

Jerky » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:43 pm wrote:
Is it possible that one must BE an Anti-Semite to be a good person?

Not hate all Jews, but something about Jewishness? About what Jewishness has become?
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