A riddle

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Adjuster, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Adjuster

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    Oh dear! A slip of the finger created a premature post. Can't see how to kill it off, so maybe a moderator might like to remove it?

    If not, I might think of something more sensible to say later on. Right now though, I need to go away and do something else.

    Sorry about that.

    Adjuster

     
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  2. Wendy

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    I'm going to leave it, to turn it into a learning experience. You can delete your own posts.

    Click "Edit"

    Click "Delete"

    Click "Delete Message"

    Click the button on lower right corner "Delete this Message" to confirm.

    New users do not have this ability.
     
  3. Adjuster

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    Hello Bill,

    Thanks, but apparently I can't delete my own original posting: the relevant "push button" is not presented as an option if I try this. It is available to me if I try to edit another posting made on somebody else's thread.

    Would this be an anomaly, or part of the intended design of the site? This is no big deal anyhow, but I thought that you might just like to know.

    Regards

    Adjuster

    P.S. I could delete this very post, as up pops the delete button as I come to edit it.
     
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  4. maxpower097

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    Just say obama in the thread and it will be removed. :) Thats a joke for those who don't get it. :)
     
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  5. Adjuster

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    That's rather an illogical joke if you think about it. How could I see a post that, if true, would be removed? I have to say however that I do not really get it. As I understand it, politics in general are a barred subject here. Given the general tone of such views of such views as I have seen expressed here, and the locations of a number of prominent members, I can imagine that a reference to that particular individual might be unwelcome, but I imagine you have something more particular in mind.

    If this is in reference to some argument that you (or someone that you agree with) have had with the management here, bear in mind that making even a veiled reference to it is probably more trouble than it's worth. You are unlikely to convert anyone new to your point of view (whatever that may be), and could find yourself in deep stuff.

    In any case, as a citizen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a USA political reference would not be the first thing to occur to me if I simply wanted to say something taboo.
     
  6. Wendy

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    It would be safe from me, as I probably wouldn't get it. That would be Dave's dept., or maybe Bertus, since he is somewhat closer.

    The mix of Moderators here is truly international, several of them English is not their mother tongue, though you would never know it.
     
  7. maxpower097

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    Its a joke because any thread that comes close to even hinting politics is locked or vanishes. I guess it would more of an inside joke.
     
  8. Wendy

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    This is a no flame zone. You want flames there are other places you can go.
     
  9. SgtWookie

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    An ordinary member (myself included) cannot delete a topic, even if it is their topic and no one else has replied to it yet.

    They can only delete [eta] their own [/eta] replies to a thread.

    I think that ordinary members [eta] used to be able to [/eta] delete their own topics if there had not been replies - in some previous version of the board software.
     
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  10. spinnaker

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    And fix the subject line. That seems to be a common issue on all forums of this type.
     
  11. maxpower097

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    I'm not flaming its pretty much common knowledge. Only a handful of people have ever had an issue with it. In fact, most forums ban politics.
     
  12. thatoneguy

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    That is something that can be set specific for each forum and user level. e.g. Only Senior Members can delete, rename, and/or close topics in the Off Topic forum, nobody's post counts in Off-Topic, but everywhere else, a mod needs to change things.

    Sending an IM to an online mod usually does the trick. They are friendly types. (although I may be getting on their nerves by wearing out the report button lately... )
     
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