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Old 07-03-19, 10:51 PM
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test - attempting to delete.

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Old 07-04-19, 06:26 AM
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I think only a moderator can delete a thread
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I think only a moderator can delete a thread
Actually, any OP can delete their own thread in entirety by clicking the edit button and clicking the delete thread button.
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Actually, any OP can delete their own thread in entirety by clicking the edit button and clicking the delete thread button.
Yes.
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Old 07-04-19, 12:30 PM
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I have been unable to find the 'delete thread' button, and started a new thread on the topic in User Assistance: How to delete a thread that I started
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Old 07-04-19, 07:08 PM
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I have been unable to find the 'delete thread' button, and started a new thread on the topic in User Assistance: How to delete a thread that I started

Click the Edit button.
Click Delete.

This message will come up in a grey area underneath the message:

To delete this message, check the appropriate option below and then click the 'Delete this Message' button.
Note: deleting this message will result in the deletion of the entire thread because this is the first post in the thread.

Underneath that area Delete Options.

Select Delete Message.

In the bottom right corner of the grey area is a button that says, Delete This Message. Click that and it's gone.
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I had the same issue. I made a post a few nights ago and after posting it didn't show up so I reposted it. The next day I noticed I had two posts identical. I tried editing it to delete but there wasn't a spot. The only thing I could change was the text of the post.
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Old 07-05-19, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by wttrjenkins View Post
I had the same issue. I made a post a few nights ago and after posting it didn't show up so I reposted it. The next day I noticed I had two posts identical. I tried editing it to delete but there wasn't a spot. The only thing I could change was the text of the post.
Just learned that only Titanium (premium) members can delete their own threads!
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Old 07-05-19, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
test - attempting to delete.
Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
Actually, any OP can delete their own thread in entirety by clicking the edit button and clicking the delete thread button.
Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
I have been unable to find the 'delete thread' button, and started a new thread on the topic in User Assistance: How to delete a thread that I started
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…I was under the impression that it was possible to delete one's own thread - and indeed, recall a heated discussion a couple of years ago after some posters were unhappy that the OP deleted the entire thread
I have previously posted about such a heated discussion on this Living Car Free Forum, maybe the same one:
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
You're right, I did start a thread like that.
You're also right that you could not find it.
I deleted it
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
I contributed to that thread, my thoughts and ideas that I took some time to type out. How dare you delete the thread without permission of those who contributed?

I think this is outrageous. You have no right! How were you able to even do that?
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I've got to admit I find it very surprising that a thread starter can delete a thread

To be honest I'm not all that comfortable with the thought that a thread starter can just delete someone's contribution at will.
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So if may pose this question, What is the value or utility to you of looking up old posts/threads? I would assume that any useful information would be utilized soon after reading.

Early on after joining Bike Forums I copied and filed a few posts for their content and style, but not for years.
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...you do realise that everything you post here is temporary, right? I've been here long enough for there to be several server changes during which time posts were lost.

And it won't be long before this forum disappears entirely ... say, maybe, 5 years or 10 years.

If you think what you typed had some "Voice of God" like value, you should have saved a copy of it.
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Comments on a forum, like life, are merely temporary. Like Rowan says... discussions here are like those which might occur in a pub. They aren't doctoral theses.

However, if there are comments I make which I think I might use again, I save them in a file. Then I copy and paste them into threads as desired….
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I too am shocked that an OP can delete a thread.

Sometimes I consult past threads for research I or others have previously done on some topic under discussion; and sometimes I see posts that are very well written and thought out and I would go as far as saying they are literary contributions that deserve to be archived for posterity
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Whenold posts/threads are looked up and commented on by one poster, it gives another poster on LCF an opportunity to bellyache about referencing so-called zombie threads.

Such earnest complaints are always entertaining.

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Old 07-06-19, 12:50 AM
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Click the Report button and basically report yourself, You aren't like hurting yourself.
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BTW @Jim from Boston, that was MY thread.
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Old 07-10-19, 02:54 PM
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This thread is quickly becoming my favorite - I hope it goes on for 20 pages!
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BTW @Jim from Boston, that was MY thread.
What is the antecedent thread to which you refer? Link please, or it didn't happen.
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This thread is quickly becoming my favorite - I hope it goes on for 20 pages!
Why is that if I may ask? This is seemingly an obscure, rarely encountered question.
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What is the antecedent thread to which you refer? Link please, or it didn't happen.
It's gone now, so there is no link.


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BTW @Jim from Boston, that was MY thread.
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What is the antecedent thread to which you refer? Link please, or it didn't happen.
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It's gone now, so there is no link.
So, if I may ask, what was the topic, and why did you delete it? Inquiring mind(s) want to know.
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Why is that if I may ask? This is seemingly an obscure, rarely encountered question.
Just kidding around. She intended this to be a one post, temporary thread, where she created it and immediately deleted it.
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Just learned that only Titanium (premium) members can delete their own threads!
Carbon Fiber members can expect their threads to asplode.
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This thread is quickly becoming my favorite - I hope it goes on for 20 pages!
Precisely why I did not ask the mods to delete...
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