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Bug No delete option when replying to HW posts?

  1. Jan 31, 2017 #1

    strangerep

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    I don't see the usual "x delete" symbol when I try to edit my reply to a homework post, but it appears as usual in other forums. Is this intentional? (Sometimes I feel a need to delete my post and start again.)
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2017 #2

    BvU

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    Not a bug: a feature ! But you can always click 'report' and ask a mentor -- they can delete posts.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2017 #3

    phinds

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    If you just want to "start again", why not just edit the post? You can wipe out everything that's there and type whatever you want. Of course you DO have to do that within the time limit.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2017 #4
    Trying to prevent some students from removing their post after getting a quick response
     
  6. Jan 31, 2017 #5

    berkeman

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    Good feature. Yeah, just report your post for Mentor help/editing. Thanks for reporting this, I didn't know about this feature.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2017 #6

    strangerep

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    There are times, occasionally, where initially I think I can help, but halfway through I realize there's an aspect of the problem I didn't understand well enough. Hence better to vaporize myself completely and let someone else step in.

    (@Greg Bernhardt: I agree with the feature of not allowing OP to delete their post, but that's different.)
     
  8. Feb 1, 2017 #7

    BvU

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    There's always "on second reading, I realize that there are implications dadada ..."

    In such a case I really miss an opportunity to place the thread back in the list of unanswered threads -- It would help the OP and be a signal to other helpers
     
  9. Feb 1, 2017 #8

    mfb

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    -> report your post for deletion.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2017 #9

    BvU

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    Turns out I had it [a delete button under my posts] but never knew ....

    Now let's see if I can delete this post too .... :-p

    And sure enough: there is a delete button and it works ... :woot:
     
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