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Old 02-14-2003, 05:23 PM   #1
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Poster can not delete his own post


On all the vBulletin bbs I have used, a poster can delete his own post.

I can't delete one of my posts. Could that be turned on or could I have the reason why I can't delete my own posts?
 
Old 02-14-2003, 05:29 PM   #2
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no - no delete post function for anyone. all mistakes, misinformation, and other gobbledygook is archived here for all eternity.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 05:38 PM   #3
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That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to me.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 05:58 PM   #4
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never mind ehh? you delete a post if you started a thread and you dereference any otehr post in it. that sucks. if you want to remove stuff just replace it with a big old .
 
Old 02-14-2003, 06:00 PM   #5
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plus, we don't want usefull information to disappear at the whim of the user. if everyone deleted their posts when they got an answer,or sorted it out on their own, this sites search function would soon become useless.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 06:21 PM   #6
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I don't like leaving useless stuff lying around bbs because it looks too much like my apartment. I guess I will just replace those posts with "delete me".


Speaking of search engines, it's a shame it doesn't use the google search engine. The included search function is cumbersum and returns lots of irrelevant hits.

I find it rather useless when search engines do bad searches. Manually scanning a board ends up being faster.

I search google rather than use the vBulletin search enging. Google will find relevant hits much more quickly.

Could vBulletin be hacked to use google?
 
Old 02-14-2003, 07:14 PM   #7
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If you check your usercp you have a google search bar in there already

Cool
 
Old 02-14-2003, 07:38 PM   #8
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I don't like leaving useless stuff lying around bbs because it looks too much like my apartment. I guess I will just replace those posts with "delete me".
if its useless, whats the point in posting it in the first place?
 
Old 02-14-2003, 07:43 PM   #9
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It's quicker to delete a post and repost than edit one with tons of typos IMHO
 
Old 02-14-2003, 07:46 PM   #10
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Originally posted by MasterC
If you check your usercp you have a google search bar in there already

Cool
That's certainly a wasted feature. Why load an extra html page when I can use this handy thing google gave my personal browser?
 
Old 02-14-2003, 08:24 PM   #11
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I am really confused now. You want a search feature for google on this site. You can just as easily click the search button as you can the user cp button. How is this "wasted"? More importantly, what do you propose to be a better way to implement it (instead of just complaining, propose how to fix it ).

As for "quickness" I really don't think it's a race to post. Take your time replying, if you make a typo (or several) simply edit your post. It doesn't take nearly as much time to "edit" a few words rather than post all the old ones, along with the edits. Just relax, lay back, and enjoy the ride; I think you'll have a much better time this way. However if you still have "issues" with some of the features (or lack of), the layout, or content of this site, by all means, address them (and here since this is the place to do that ) so Jeremy can address them.



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Old 02-14-2003, 08:50 PM   #12
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Perhaps I didn't state what I meant.

The vBulletin search function sucks and gives more non-informative hits on the bbs than I can get from the linux google hits searching the web using the same search terms.

My thought was that if the vBulletin search function could be hacked to search the posts with google, you would have a more useful search button and it might be used more frequently.

2 or 3 pages of irreverant hits and I lose patience.

I am an old man now, so speed may be important. I no longer feel invulnerable and life stretching endlessly befor me as it was before I started losing my brothers and sisters to old age.

Lord, grant me patience and I want it right now!

This bbs is much faster loading without the garbage images, but a single forum allowing them would be nice.

Last edited by fancypiper; 02-14-2003 at 09:00 PM.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 09:25 PM   #13
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Originally posted by fancypiper
I am an old man now, so speed may be important. I no longer feel invulnerable and life stretching endlessly befor me as it was before I started losing my brothers and sisters to old age.

Lord, grant me patience and I want it right now!
Ok, I can see, and agree with that. But I must re-stress that it does take longer to retype the words you are not going to simply edit during a repost than it does to simply edit the few words you are going to in an edit. In an extremely over-exaggerated example you are building a car, and not putting the chrome valve covers on; and instead of removing the old dulled ones and replacing them with new chrome ones, you rebuild the entire car. To me, that's the wasted time, not the delete feature not being available

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Old 02-14-2003, 10:02 PM   #14
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I have the habit of using the quick reply and can get several tag thingies backwords and if it's over one, delete.

Mabe if someone got me a fast connection I could stand the page loading times which makes me impatient with the editing. <shrug>
 
Old 02-14-2003, 10:59 PM   #15
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I am really sorry that I cannot realize how slow dial up is. It's been a good 2 years since I've had to suffer through it, and I cannot remember those times. I appologize if my suggestions suck for dial-uppers And I also understand getting the tag "thingies" backwards, I do that quite often myself. Still, the only suggestion I can think of, and still stands to reason, is to just edit the post. Even using the "quick reply" would take slightly more time getting the post posted than just editing it. I think it might just be what you are used to, rather than actual speed involved (in other words, you can delete and redo a post faster, but only because that is what you are used to doing, not because it's truly faster).

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