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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:57 pm 
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If I submit a thread or a post and later decide I want it gone, how do I go about getting it deleted?

I just created a thread on this subject and then realized I may have answered my own question by clicking the delete button on the bottom right corner of the post on that thread. Doing so grayed out my post in the thread and the thread's title on the forum menu has [Soft Deleted] next to it. I have no idea what that actually did and if it deleted my thread or not because I can still see it if nothing else. (So if you see two of this topic, that is why.)

What does "soft delete" do and what does it mean if I want to get rid of one of my threads or posts permanently?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:25 am 
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I think only mods and admins can permanently delete something, but the soft delete you mentioned guess your post/thread from other standard users, so it's functionally deleted.

The reason for this system is both that you should be able to change your mind and respectful a post you deleted, and also to make it impossible to post offensive content and then delete it before a mod sees it (you can of course edit it, but I believe they can also see edit history).

An actual mod would of course know better, but I think that's how it works.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:36 am 
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afaik soft delete means only you and mods can see it

another way you could erase your content is by editing the content out of your post. I'm not sure whether or not mods have access to a post's revision history.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:51 am 
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To clarify a couple things:

1) If the thread is soft-deleted, then it should only be visible to you and the mods. We don't let users hard-delete posts for the reasons Aaarrrgh described. If other people can see your soft-deleted thread, please let us know, because that should not be happening.

2) Yes, mod accounts can see the edit history for posts.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:54 am 
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Great first post!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:46 am 
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Great first post!

Yeah, it's pretty magical. And it very much defies the laws of odds, since by some amazing coincidence, it happens to be an exact, word for word copy of a post Xenec made nearly five years ago:

Xenec wrote:
If I submit a thread or a post and later decide I want it gone, how do I go about getting it deleted?

I just created a thread on this subject and then realized I may have answered my own question by clicking the delete button on the bottom right corner of the post on that thread. Doing so grayed out my post in the thread and the thread's title on the forum menu has [Soft Deleted] next to it. I have no idea what that actually did and if it deleted my thread or not because I can still see it if nothing else. (So if you see two of this topic, that is why.)

What does "soft delete" do and what does it mean if I want to get rid of one of my threads or posts permanently?

MinusMyX wrote:
If I submit a thread or a post and later decide I want it gone, how do I go about getting it deleted?

I just created a thread on this subject and then realized I may have answered my own question by clicking the delete button on the bottom right corner of the post on that thread. Doing so grayed out my post in the thread and the thread's title on the forum menu has [Soft Deleted] next to it. I have no idea what that actually did and if it deleted my thread or not because I can still see it if nothing else. (So if you see two of this topic, that is why.)

What does "soft delete" do and what does it mean if I want to get rid of one of my threads or posts permanently?


I'm sure in a day or week or month, there will be some sort of link edited in for online gambling, enlargement supplements, or Chinese electronics.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:00 am 
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I’m really surprised this many people fell for it . These dummies must get catfished all the time on dating apps


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:07 am 
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I realized after I responded that it was a first post, and got suspicious. But alas, it was too late!

Also, I don't get catfished! Because I'm not on any dating apps. Because I'm happily married to someone I met in the real world. Beating the system!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:07 pm 
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i would've answered the question even if i were sure it was a bot, probably

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:09 am 
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Aaarrrgh wrote:
I realized after I responded that it was a first post, and got suspicious. But alas, it was too late!

Also, I don't get catfished! Because I'm not on any dating apps. Because I'm happily married to someone I met in the real world. Beating the system!

But how do you know that person... isn't really a catfish?
If you have glaucoma it is possible just haven't noticed yet.


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