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How many times have you deleted a message?

  1. May 30, 2007 #1
    I find myself writing full messages in the quick reply box thingy and then thinking "nahh" and never submitting them. I also delete messages I just posted quite often... A lot of times I see messages and think "Why didn't this person delete this message after noticing how completely pointless it was!??!?!?". Of course, this doesn't mean I don't post pointless messages :redface:. You're looking at one right now :tongue2:

    Right now, I'm thinking 'how are people going to possibly be able to reply to this... Should I just not even post it...?????'
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    You're right. Just delete it and go away.

  4. May 30, 2007 #3
    Woooo!!!! A reply! :)
  5. May 30, 2007 #4
    After some hesitation I decided not to post this. Just so you know.
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  7. May 30, 2007 #6
    I do that very often. A while back I thought about creating this exact same thread, but I decided not to (no joke intended there).
  8. May 30, 2007 #7
    We should disable this possibility : messages should be submitted letter by letter, without possibility of correction. This would add a lot of spontaneity, and people would pay more attention to what they write :rolleyes:

    edit corrected a typo. One I found at least. Seriously, I did :tongue2:
  9. May 30, 2007 #8
    I do this all the time, on multiple forums too, I just feel wierd sometimes, and don't see the point of me posting. I can't believe that happens to other people too, its strange isn't it?
  10. May 30, 2007 #9
    I bet you chuckled when you saw it just like you're other thread. :biggrin:
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    Man, I've deleted thousands of posts.

    Oh, wait.... you mean my own? No, never done that.

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    chroot beat me to it. I've deleted thousands, but very few were mine.
  13. May 30, 2007 #12
    How many times have you deleted a message?
    I have never deleted a message more than once.
  14. May 30, 2007 #13


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    Sometimes, I delete the same message 10 or 15 times.
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    Dang! I hate it when other people beat me to the punchline! :rofl:

    I rarely delete my own (editing for afterthoughts and typos is another matter entirely), but have certainly deleted plenty of others. :biggrin:

    (And :rofl: at Smurf...you know why.)
  16. May 31, 2007 #15


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    I often change my mind about posting something, but usually before I actually post it. The more time I've spent on the internet, but more I've done this... it's very easy for people to misinterpret your intentions online.
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