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Double posting?

  1. Jul 30, 2012 #1
    Recently, many of my posts are being sent twice. Meaning, every time I click post, my post gets posted twice. Is anyone else having this problem?
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2012 #2

    phinds

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    I've never seen it and don't even remember anyone ever having posted that problem (but I could be wrong).

    Are you having double-click problems in any other applications? What browser are you using?
     
  4. Jul 30, 2012 #3
    I'm using Chromium on Debian 6. Perhaps I am double clicking sometimes - does that actually cause the post to appear twice?
     
  5. Jul 30, 2012 #4

    phinds

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    It shouldn't. I'm hoping one of the forum gurus will jump in here.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2012 #5
    The system does have a safeguard for double posting built in, but there could be an instance where the AJAX confirmation is slow and it ends up sending twice. Does it happen in a different browser?
     
  7. Jul 30, 2012 #6
    Hmm, in that case, could it be my relatively slow internet connection?
     
  8. Jul 30, 2012 #7

    AlephZero

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    Do you literally mean "every time" or just "enough times to be annoying"?

    For example did you get 3 double posts in this thread and delete each of the duplicates?
     
  9. Jul 30, 2012 #8
    Well, not every time; but it happens frequently, and I actually don't know how to delete posts in PF.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2012 #9
    Actually, you can't, unfortunately.

    Anyway, this is confusing. I sometimes accidentally double post, but that's because the Kindle's browser is complete rubbish.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2012 #10

    AlephZero

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    Go into "edit post", and somehere at the bottom of the page there is a "delete post" button, plus a field where you can say why you deleted it.

    AFAIK The post doesn't actually get deleted, it's just hidden from everybody except the admins.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2012 #11

    berkeman

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    Click the "Report" button on the post, and ask the Mentors to delete it.

    I don't think regular users see that button. Probably just Science Advisors and Mentors?
     
  13. Jul 31, 2012 #12

    jedishrfu

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    I'm a regular user and I can see the delete button on the edit post screen.
     
  14. Jul 31, 2012 #13

    berkeman

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    Interesting. So maybe that button is there as long as the Edit timeout hasn't expired yet. Thanks.
     
  15. Jul 31, 2012 #14

    micromass

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    I think it has to do with the difference between a thread and a post. If you posted a new thread, then you can't delete it. If you merely replied to a thread, then you can delete it if you want.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2012 #15
    That is my experience here.
     
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