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    SitePoint Zealot rawkes's Avatar
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    Removing my own threads?

    Hello,

    I need to remove some of my threads, Could you tell me how I go about requesting this or doing it?

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    You can delete your replies to threads using Edit then delete post, but if you started the thread then you'd have to PM a moderator to delete it. The mods for each forum are listed at the bottom of the forum's index. If it's urgent, then you can still edit your original post (and delete all content) until it gets removed. I'd imagine for a mod to delete your thread you'd have to have a pretty good reason tough.
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    I know I typically don't remove entire threads as it isn't just removing that members content, but instead all of the thoughts and ideas that other members took the time to write and that isn't fair really.

    The best you could do is as big al suggested and edit your own post content.
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    SitePoint Zealot rawkes's Avatar
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    Ok,I'll edit all my posts to remove the content I want - thank you.

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    The idea is supposed to be that people can search the forum to see if someone else has had a similar problem and to read the solution from there instead of having to ask thhe same question again. You should therefore NOT delete entries from the forum unless the comment turned out to be totally unrelated to the original post. Certainly the first post in a thread should NEVER be deleted unless it was an inappropriate post in the first place (eg. SPAM).
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    The idea is supposed to be that people can search the forum to see if someone else has had a similar problem and to read the solution from there instead of having to ask thhe same question again. You should therefore NOT delete entries from the forum unless the comment turned out to be totally unrelated to the original post. Certainly the first post in a thread should NEVER be deleted unless it was an inappropriate post in the first place (eg. SPAM).
    Exactly.
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    Well said, Stephen!
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