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    30 Jul '12 22:57
    Add to the Reply, Reply & Quote, and Edit options, a Delete option. With it the poster can thereby execute Edit or Delete, for a little while after posting.

    This is like Undo Send in some email programs.

    Make this Delete option available until another person has opened the post, but not after. Otherwise, replies to deleted posts may not make sense.

    (If it is not possible to provide this "contingent" Delete as described above, this recommendation is withdrawn and the Edit option can continue to be used as available to delete the text of a post.)
  2. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    31 Jul '12 02:09
    Originally posted by JS357
    Add to the Reply, Reply & Quote, and Edit options, a Delete option. With it the poster can thereby execute Edit or Delete, for a little while after posting.

    This is like Undo Send in some email programs.

    Make this Delete option available until another person has opened the post, but not after. Otherwise, replies to deleted posts may not make sense.

    ( ...[text shortened]... hdrawn and the Edit option can continue to be used as available to delete the text of a post.)
    You can get your post deleted by editing it and adding some swearing. 🙂

    But make sure the mods know why you are swearing! Something like:
    I'm just trying to delete this f'ing post.
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    04 Aug '12 22:58
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Thread 147565
    Why can't they just make something like "#delete#" with the pound signs, work like a disallowed swear word, and indicate this in the forum FAQ? Then the user could easily delete a reply within the edit period without talking trash to do it.
  5. Standard memberRevRSleeker
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    05 Aug '12 00:41
    Perhaps a few idiots would ruin threads by making deliberately 'enthralling' posts and then holding the page as long as possible, to wait for comments, and then just to delete them ( two browsers pages open, one open noting further comments and one 'holding' your own comment for a couple of hours enables editing for longer than normally possible )...the linked subsequent posts just sound like gibberish with 'post removed' notes everywhere...
    I've seen pages like this, mods usually close them quite quickly or just completely remove them...
  6. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    05 Aug '12 02:15
    Originally posted by JS357
    Why can't they just make something like "#delete#" with the pound signs, work like a disallowed swear word, and indicate this in the forum FAQ? Then the user could easily delete a reply within the edit period without talking trash to do it.
    You don't have to talk any trash. Just write:
    Hi mods!! I hope you have a f*#*(ing good day! 🙂
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    07 Aug '12 05:442 edits
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    You don't have to talk any trash. Just write:
    Hi mods!! I hope you have a f*#*(ing good day! 🙂
    Inelegant. Unchesslike.
    But here goes.
    Hi mods!! I hope you have a f*#*(ing good day! 🙂
  8. SubscriberKewpie
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    07 Aug '12 06:11
    Originally posted by JS357
    Inelegant. Unchesslike.
    But here goes.
    Hi mods!! I hope you have a f*#*(ing good day! 🙂
    I think you have to actually type the word (not the #* stuff) to make it work.

    {2nd edit} Just confirmed it myself.
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    07 Aug '12 06:23
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    I think you have to actually type the word (not the #* stuff) to make it work.

    {2nd edit} Just confirmed it myself.
    What word is that? 😉
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    07 Aug '12 08:18
    Originally posted by JS357
    What word is that? 😉
    probably not "finding"
  11. SubscriberKewpie
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    07 Aug '12 08:21
    Originally posted by JS357
    What word is that? 😉
    You'll have to figure that out for yourself, I can't type it here - well, I can, but you'll never be able to read it.
  12. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    07 Aug '12 13:35
    Originally posted by JS357
    Inelegant. Unchesslike.
    But here goes.
    Hi mods!! I hope you have a f*#*(ing good day! 🙂
    It's completely chesslike.
    *logs in to RHP*
    Aww sh&#t, he trapped my f*#(#(ing Queen!
    I have had so many of these moments playing chess that I've lost count. 😛
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