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#1 ThePie69

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 05:55 PM

I still see no way o deleting or editing topics or posts. I've told multiple people to enable this feature for the users. The forum has the abilities to do so, but its 'disabled'.

 

Please enable this feature. 



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#2 computerxpds

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 06:09 PM

Hello, users have the ability to edit their own posts, there is a button near the bottom of your posts, it will light up when you hover over it, it is next to the MultiQuote button. 

 
If you would like a post deleted please PM one of our Moderators or Admins and they will be happy to take care of it. 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 07:00 PM

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As computerxpds You can use the Edit Button. Or as an alternative to the PM and faster too. Use the report button from within Your post that You want deleted.

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 07:53 PM

I feel like I should clarify.

Members have the ability to edit their posts for a period of 24 hours after posting. This gives ample time to correct posting errors and any other minor issue. Addendums after that period can easily be added with a reply.

With regards to deletion, for the most part staff will only delete a post given good reason (for example, if it violates forum guidelines). As mentioned above, should you feel the need to have a post deleted, you may report it or send a PM to a staff member and we will gladly review your request.

I should mention that in most cases we do not delete posts simply because a member asks. The purpose of this forum is, in addition to helping those requesting assistance directly, to serve as a source of knowledge to others who read here.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

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#5 Ste2ph

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 10:53 PM

I would like as an option to edit posts after 24 hours for knowledge purposes. For example; i make a thread title saying "My Computer Doesnt Work, Help!" and in the thread we find the solution 30 posts later and people continue to talk on it till 60 posts. Now since I found the problem and solution I would now like to change my thread title to "HP Pavilion dv6 Faulty Battery (Solved)" and in the first post i would put how my battery wasnt charging and how i bought a new one. 

 

But it seems without the options to edit my posts and thread titles all my threads with problems and solution are just a jumbled mess on bleepingcomputer.com



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 05:04 PM

The option to edit has been abused in the past. This is why the time frame is 24 hours. If you need an edit done after the 24 hour time frame you can report the specific post using the report button. Add notes of what you would like edited in the report. Click submit report. This will bring it to the attention of the moderating team. They will deem if an edit is necessary and proceed from there.

The number of actual topic edits vs the abuse of edits, and destroying thread continuity on a mass level, requires us to take these steps. Thank you for your understanding.

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