You know, it would be cool if we could make this a pinned Topic in the forum so people don’t need to search for “forum code” each time they want assistance in posting some fancy code.
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How do you delete/edit previous forum posts????
アナスタシア – You have approximately 30 min. only to edit or delete the content of a forum post. After that, they are here – typos and all – for all eternity.
Brad – You need to copy the entire url of the picture between exclamation points (without spaces):
! picture.url !
There should be an explanation of common features and how to format right on the front page of the forum for all newer users. Otherwise, look through this thread for answers to FAQ’s about how to do something. Check the first page.
Well, hate to be an upstart, but….what can’t they be edited? Is there some reason?
“Well, hate to be an upstart, but….what can’t they be edited? Is there some reason?”
I’m also wondering why you can no longer edit them. Seems strange.
Here is a link to help with textile codes:
No idea what the rationale is for not being able to edit posts past 30 min. When I first came on site, in the early days of the site going public (Nov. 2008), you could edit and delete forum posts indefinitely – it seemed.
My only information is anecdotal. A well-known poster here at the time (my lips are forever sealed) went and deleted many of his older posts – for personal reasons. After that, it seemed a time limit was imposed. If we for any reason close an account, your lists, movie reviews and ratings will all disappear – along with your profile – but your forum posts stay behind forever now. In any case, we need a staff person to answer this question.
For me personally it is neither here nor there, as I have learned to adjust to the 30 min. limit. However, when typing late at night and then seeing a post of mine the next day with typos and rather incoherent text, it is frustrating that we can’t edit after the 30 min. fact sometimes. Moral of story – always check your posts before the 30 min. expiry and make sure they are what you want to say. Also, never post when tired, drunk, mad, or in any ‘altered state’ of consciousness – or we will all know!
Good on you, Brad!
Thanks RLS. Appreciate the help!
Hmmm, interesting. I just think people should be able to control their own content, really. It would be a huge help to the site. I think most forums have that ability, correct? Why should this site differ?
For example, I want to change pictures to the correct sizes for stills and bio pages that I suggested, because I didn’t know the correct size before. Now in order to do that, I have to repost them all together, leaving the old bigger/wrong sized ones up?? That just creates such a mess.
Seriously, if someone wants to delete their posts for personal reasons as well, that should totally be allowed. Why take away that privilege?
Oh, I also just remembered the site is in “beta”……but still! Come on, guys, this is such an essential request…
“I just think people should be able to control their own content, really. It would be a huge help to the site.”
I leave it up to the site managers to decide what’s best.
Greg, forum posts are confusing enough, I don’t think deletions or changes would change the “flow”. In fact, it already happens when say, people start responding to a bit of spam/flame that was later removed.
I say FREEDOM for auteurs users!!! Especially in the situation of a mistake like mine. People should have the right.
Perhaps these issues should be addressed on:
Help Make the Auteurs Totally Awesome
Occasionally, a staff person will respond to concerns there.
Ah, good idea, maybe we should move the entire concern over to that thread.
Jeez, why would you think that the site managers make the forum more confusing?
(I’m just being a smartass, what I originally wrote above was “I actually disagree. Since a discussion board is a conversation, removing or changing parts of it can alter the meaning of the comments that follow which can render incoherent the conversation, or worse, it can change the dynamic of the conversation to make follow up posts seem dishonest or disingenuous if an earlier poster changes their statement in a way that shifts the argument out from under the feet of later posters. Statements or arguments made here should remain for the benefit of the community as a whole, not only so people can verify that something was indeed said, but so the older posts/conversations can continue to be referred to without the confusion of giant areas of missing or changed text.”)
I moved the whole topic concerning the 30 minute editing limit over yonder, feel free to add anything there….
P.S.: Discussion boards all over the internet never follow a linear line, just like ones in “real life” don’t. :)
How can I upload a picture from my hard drive?
! http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbudde/4743022907/ !
That won’t work because, (1), it’s not a direct link to the photo and, (2), no spaces between the exclamation points.
! http://gruener-heinrich.net/?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=139&g2_serialNumber=21 !
Again, take out the spaces and you’ll achieve this:
thanks for your instant help ;)
now I get it
So the strikethrough textile code doesn’t work here?