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Old 09-24-2001, 02:55 PM   #1
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delete doesn't work

I've noticed a couple of times now where I find out an answer to my question before anyone posts a reply, and I want to delete my post because what I asked is just so completly wrong that it can't get an answer, but when i try to delete it it says that I'm either not logged in or I don't have permission. It does say I'm logged in as myself, and I have checked to make sure I was trying to delete the right thread. It does however allow me to edit the post so maybe this is just some safety you instituted?
Old 09-24-2001, 03:19 PM   #2
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only moderators can delete, you can edit your post and leave just one character, like a period or something, that's as close to a delete as we (peasants,peions,surfs, toadies)can get.
Old 09-24-2001, 03:32 PM   #3
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You should never really delete a post anyway. If you find a solution you should post it. If you are having a problem then chances are someone else will have the same problem. By posting your fix you will be helping someone else.
Old 09-24-2001, 03:51 PM   #4
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yah i know, its just when I figure out that I was doing something completly wrong and the question barely made sense, I want to delete it, but then half the time someone gives me a fairly good answer like with this post and the post I did that made me do this post...

damn i'm tired and need food, so uhmmm yah ignore everything i've said
Old 09-25-2001, 01:06 PM   #5
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nope... no delete for the regular members. all the mistakes, bad advice, and massively erroneous information we dole out here is archived for eternity.


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