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Title: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Necromancer on Saturday 23 September 06 19:22 BST (UK)
Anyone know the vagaries of these functions ?

Sometimes you can delete, sometimes you cant - and it doesnt seem dependant on other later postings ..

EDIT - sometimes you see a footnote in Italics noting when and who last editted .... sometimes you dont ..

Is there a reason ?

Thanks in anticipation...
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Arranroots on Saturday 23 September 06 19:33 BST (UK)
I know that you can't delete a thread unless you started it, and that you cannot delete a thread that you started once someone has replied to it.  (If you feel you need to, just ask a Mod and we will do our best to help).

I am still learning about Editing - I am not sure myself when the footnote comes into play & when it doesn't!  I expect B-Bob knows!

kind regards, Arranroots  ;)

Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Necromancer on Saturday 23 September 06 19:36 BST (UK)
Ta - I meant deleting individual posts ..... I can look at some of the threads I have posted in, and some of my posts have the delete button displayed, some dont  ??


This one does !


And the first post in this thread still does ???
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Arranroots on Saturday 23 September 06 19:39 BST (UK)
Try it and see!!  ;D ;D

( I shan't be offended if my reply goes with it!)

A  ;)

Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Necromancer on Saturday 23 September 06 19:41 BST (UK)
already did !
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Arranroots on Saturday 23 September 06 19:42 BST (UK)
Well I can delete it, but that wouldn't answer your question.

 ;)

Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Necromancer on Saturday 23 September 06 19:45 BST (UK)
True ..... and it makes sense that a populated thread cant be deleted - but then the delete button shouldnt be displayed in a perfect world   :D


Right, lets wait for a developer to comment on the EDIT business ...

Much obliged to you Marm ....
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: johnP-bedford on Saturday 23 September 06 21:27 BST (UK)
well I started a topic, it has had views but no replies. & there is no option for me to delete it - tell me more - is there a time limit ???
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Burrow Digger on Saturday 23 September 06 23:11 BST (UK)

You can only delete a post if its the LAST one on that thread.
Once someone else has replied, then you can only modify or edit your posts.

Hope that helps. :)

BD
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Necromancer on Sunday 24 September 06 09:28 BST (UK)
test 2
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Necromancer on Sunday 24 September 06 09:29 BST (UK)
Doesnt always seem to be the case BD - for example - all my previous posts on this thread are showing the DELETE Button .... if I try and delete the original, a screen pops up disallowing, but I can delete others of mine in this thread ... above you will see a post saying Test2, there was a previous Test1, which I was allowed to delete ...
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: johnP-bedford on Sunday 24 September 06 10:16 BST (UK)

You can only delete a post if its the LAST one on that thread.
Once someone else has replied, then you can only modify or edit your posts.


seems I am offered the option to delete my last posting, even though there have been subsequent replies by others.

OK that's what Scroppers has just said. Keep up John
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: johnP-bedford on Sunday 24 September 06 10:20 BST (UK)
... but this posting I made, which  has had umpteen views & no replies ...
has no delete option.....

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,177608.0.html

 
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Necromancer on Sunday 24 September 06 20:51 BST (UK)
beats me John - hence using the word 'vagaries'  LOL
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Necromancer on Friday 29 September 06 09:27 BST (UK)
Trade Secret ?   ;D
Title: Re: Editing & Deleting
Post by: Necromancer on Saturday 30 September 06 13:04 BST (UK)
Ah well, I guess it will remain a mystery .....