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Forum topic by skatefriday posted 08-04-2014 07:27 PM 891 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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skatefriday

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08-04-2014 07:27 PM

Just curious, recently a forum topic appears to have disappeared.

I went and looked at one of the topics I had started to see if
there was a way to nuke the topic and all it’s replies and couldn’t
find anything. I could edit, but not remove.

Is it possible for forum posters to remove their posts and all
replies from others to that post? Or is this something that only
an administrator would be able to do?


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S4S

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#1 posted 08-04-2014 09:22 PM

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oldnovice

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#2 posted 08-04-2014 11:26 PM

Check your activity log.
It appears that you have started 9 topics, including this one, and all of them were still on the site.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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CharlesA

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#3 posted 08-04-2014 11:27 PM

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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skatefriday

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#4 posted 08-04-2014 11:32 PM

I should have clarified that the forum topic that disappeared was one
that I had participated in and not one that I had started. Although I
might have an occasion where “posting drunk” causes me to want to
delete a topic, I have not yet had occasion where that is strictly necessary.

Hmm, there’s an idea. A usb breathalyzer. Blow over 0.08 and you
aren’t allowed to post. Chuckle.

Still, I am curious about why a topic (not mine) would disappear.

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TheFridge

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#5 posted 08-05-2014 12:19 AM

They can be deleted by the higher authority. Happened to a couple threads I was involved in. We weren’t playing nice and shots were taken at each other’s moms.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 08-05-2014 02:43 AM

Yeah, they can get pulled if things get nasty. Also, I suppose you could request to have a topic removed if you had a good reason.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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skatefriday

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#7 posted 08-05-2014 02:17 PM

That’s kind of disappointing. People can be quick to throw
around the C-word, but the people who participate in the
forums should have some expectation that their participation
won’t be summarily removed.

There was nothing in that thread that was explicit enough
to warrant removal. And in fact, it had some useful pricing
information should a LumberJock be researching a purchase
for a saw of the same make/model.

A better solution, if a moderator thinks things have gone too
far would simply be to close/lock the thread. If a particular
post is problematic a moderator could take the further step
of removing that one post, but should have enough courtesy
to notify the author via PM with an explanation of what happened
and why that decision was made.

I think LumberJocks is a great forum, but the new realization
that what I post here may be removed without notice or
explanation will likely affect my participation rate.

It would be nice to hear from a moderator in this thread.

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CharlesA

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#8 posted 08-05-2014 02:20 PM

What was the thread?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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skatefriday

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#9 posted 08-05-2014 02:40 PM

The “like new” 1997 Jet Contractor saw that someone
wanted a “craigslist posters have gone nuts” price for. One guy, not
me, said to take his sale somewhere else because LJ’s know what
stuff is worth. The poster called that guy a special snowflake.

I made a joke referencing the craigslist thread and then followed
up with pricing information for an almost identical brand new
Grizzly saw along with what I thought might be a fair price
for the 1997 Jet.

If I were looking at buying a late 90’s Jet contractor saw and I
was doing a search on LumberJocks for info I’d find that thread
quite useful.

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CharlesA

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#10 posted 08-05-2014 02:42 PM

It’s possible the OP asked a moderator to delete it. It was clearly not going anywhere good. Maybe he decided it wasn’t for sale anymore on LJ. It wasn’t a normal discussion thread, but a for sale thread.

If you’re going to get mad about a thread being deleted, it could at least be a worthwhile thread.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Ocelot

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#11 posted 08-05-2014 02:56 PM

You still should see your post in your activity log if it wasn’t too long ago.

I often edit my posts when I realize that they were either unclear, unhelpful, [edit] incomplete, or just plain misinformed. You have an hour to do that. If somebody else’s post seemed to go away, maybe they just edited.

-Paul

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S4S

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#12 posted 08-05-2014 03:18 PM

’ Connect with the Website Gurus and tell us what you are thinking, suggestions, problems, functionality issues, and so forth. We want to help you make this the best and widest used Woodworking Community Site available. ’

I’m sure a ’ Guru ’ will be with you shortly , and I’m not talking about that nude dude from India .

( note : Western Gurus vary , the actual Guru you receive may not be as pictured , free shipping . )

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Clint Searl

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#13 posted 08-05-2014 05:04 PM

“Cricket” keeps a Watch List of those whom she deems suspect, and scrutinizes very post/comment they make. If they don’t perform to her standards of niceness, their contribution gets deleted summarily, as this one may. But it’s her sandbox, and one doesn’t have to play in it.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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Redoak49

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#14 posted 08-05-2014 06:53 PM

I am glad that the moderators keep watch and delete or remove posts that cross the line. Somewhere there needs to be a limit to the kind of things that get said. In addition, I would think that there may be some liability issues that the owners of this forum face. For example, a post or thread that complains about a certain company and then you have a bunch of others who keep piling on.

There are some threads that just need to go away….IMHO

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Cricket

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#15 posted 08-06-2014 04:11 AM



“Cricket” keeps a Watch List of those whom she deems suspect, and scrutinizes very post/comment they make. If they don t perform to her standards of niceness, their contribution gets deleted summarily, as this one may. But it s her sandbox, and one doesn t have to play in it.

- Clint Searl

If that was true, you wouldn’t be here. (grin)

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