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Deleting one's own posts

  1. Oct 12, 2014 #1

    DrClaude

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    In the previous platform, it was possible to delete one's own posts, within a certain time period after posting. Is this still possible? I haven't been able to find how to do it now.
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2014 #2

    Evo

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    You don't see a "delete" option at the bottom left? How long hs it been since you made the post?
     
  4. Oct 12, 2014 #3

    mfb

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    It is still possible in general, I don't know how exactly the restrictions are.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2014 #4

    DrClaude

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    No, I didn't see any delete option, only edit. And this was just a few minutes after posting, when I realized that I had misread the OP and that my reply was way off.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2014 #5

    DrClaude

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  7. Oct 13, 2014 #6
    You should be able to now. This is a special SA permission.
     
  8. Oct 13, 2014 #7

    DataGG

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    You should make it gold also... And remove the restriction of profile posts.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2014 #8

    Rocket50

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    It should be for regular members as well, but maybe for only 5-10 minutes after they've posted it.
     
  10. Oct 13, 2014 #9

    TumblingDice

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    Suggesting delete privilege for Gold members (per @DataGG) and for a limited timeframe (per @Rocket50).
     
  11. Feb 14, 2016 #10

    FactChecker

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    What is the best thing to do when I realize that I misunderstood a question? I don't like to clutter up the thread with my bad post. Should I try to delete it? Edit and put a disclaimer at the top and leave the original post? Edit it, put a disclaimer and delete the original text? Or just report it?
     
  12. Feb 14, 2016 #11

    russ_watters

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    You can report your own post and if it doesn't have any responses, we may delete it for you.

    But even for me (I have the power...), if I realize an error later, I usually quote and correct my post.
     
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