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How come we can not delete our own posts ? And other questions...


Sarah  
22 Nov 2008 /  #1
"What is the size of the pictures you can upload? And why does it have to have at least 5 characters in the text? if you write the text it posts and the pictures dont comes up with errors :/

Also how come we can not delete our own posts ?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
22 Nov 2008 /  #2
What is the size of the pictures you can upload?

I don't know but you can easily resize pictures, just type "resize picture" into google and you will find pages where you can do that...
osiol 55 | 3,922  
22 Nov 2008 /  #3
how come we can not delete our own posts ?

I suppose one reason could be so that you can't cause something to happen - an argument, a provocation, maybe even an insult, then walk away as if nothing had happened. Okay, so it is possible to edit, but at least then, some evidence may remain.

You can ask Admin or a mod to move a redundant post to Random Chat, from whence it will be disposed of in due course.
Admin 32 | 1,530   Administrator
22 Nov 2008 /  #4
What is the size of the pictures you can upload?

* JPEG/JPG - maximum of 60 Kb
* GIF - maximum of 60 Kb
* PNG - maximum of 60 Kb
* BMP - maximum of 60 Kb

And why does it have to have at least 5 characters in the text?

To prevent posting useless messages.

if you write the text it posts and the pictures dont comes up with errors :/

If the size of the picture is more than allowed, it will show an error message.

Also how come we can not delete our own posts ?

Because you cannot return to the past.

Admin
osiol 55 | 3,922  
22 Nov 2008 /  #5
Because you cannot return to the past.

I'm not letting everyone and anyone have a go with my time machine, partly because it's an expensive piece of kit and I don't want it to get scratched, but mostly because you could wipe out the entire universe by mistake.

To prevent posting useless messages.

As you can see by what I have just typed, unfortunately it is still possible to post useless messages.
OP Sarah  
22 Nov 2008 /  #6
ok Questions answered Thank you very much :)
plk123 8 | 4,148  
22 Nov 2008 /  #7
Also how come we can not delete our own posts ?

Because you cannot return to the past.

remember when i mentioned user friendlier? here is one of the examples i was thinking of. i'll point to others as i see them mentioned. they are all my personal opinion. others may not find same features friendlier.

it's all good admin.
Daisy 3 | 1,225  
23 Nov 2008 /  #8
Because you cannot return to the past.

Which is why I have an entire usless thread to my name. I didn't know the file was too big until I posted it, so no one knows what the fek the thread is about
Admin 32 | 1,530   Administrator
23 Nov 2008 /  #9
remember when i mentioned user friendlier? here is one of the examples i was thinking of. i'll point to others as i see them mentioned. they are all my personal opinion. others may not find same features friendlier.

If posters were able to delete their own posts, do you think it would be user friendlier? I do not think so -- it would create CHAOS instead.

What if you deleted the post after I answered it, what if thousands of users deleted some posts, would you enjoy reading or participating in such incomplete and random discussions? I'm actually very surprised by your argumentation since someone who thinks logically could easily anticipate what it would be like if it was possible to delete posts.

Which is why I have an entire usless thread to my name. I didn't know the file was too big until I posted it, so no one knows what the fek the thread is about

It would be a miracle if everyone who will try to post a file in the future knows how to check the file size before trying to upload it (even though it's very simple), so I'm sure it will be useful for these members.

Admin
plk123 8 | 4,148  
23 Nov 2008 /  #10
If posters were able to delete their own posts, do you think it would be user friendlier?

it's never been any kind of an issue anywhere i post or moderate. this is the only forum it is or it "could" be, i guess. besides it could be made where a poster can edit his post but not delete it, you know?

the flood controls on here probably bug me more then most other things. i'm on a mega forum with thousands of members from around the globe on at the same time and it has a 5 or maybe a ten sec timeout.. all others have none.. here, the timeout is for ever.. :)
Admin 32 | 1,530   Administrator
23 Nov 2008 /  #11
besides it could be made where a poster can edit his post but not delete it, you know?

I know, but it doesn't take a genius to edit the comment to 'xxxxx' or '.....' and then the problem would remain.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
17 Jan 2009 /  #12
How come the link pasted comes out in text and isnt hyperlinked ?
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
17 Jan 2009 /  #13
In order for it be hyper-linked it has to have a unique description. It won't work otherwise.

For example:
news.bbc.co.uk

Will not hyper-link because there is no description.

BBC Newsnews
bbc.co.uk

Does hyper-link because there is a description.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
17 Jan 2009 /  #14
PD - Thanks for the explanation.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
17 Jan 2009 /  #15
You're welcome. :)

Also useful if the description is accurate to why the link is being posted. :)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
26 Jan 2009 /  #16
PD - Thanks for the explanation.

But I dont understand - I never used to have to do that.
I feel I am missing something here......
osiol 55 | 3,922  
26 Jan 2009 /  #17
Also useful if the description is accurate to why the link is being posted

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_post

I don't remember a time one didn't have to type something when using the URL button.
I feel I am missing something here.......
Davey 13 | 388  
26 Jan 2009 /  #18
If posters were able to delete their own posts, do you think it would be user friendlier? I do not think so -- it would create CHAOS instead.

Well it's not as if it's an unthinkable idea, it works on other forums, not saying it would work here but it is implemented in other forums.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
26 Jan 2009 /  #19
I think it's better to know that someone has said something, then removed the content rather than the whole post. But then "bad" posts are moved away and eventually deleted, sometimes dragging otherwise reasonable responses with them.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
26 Jan 2009 /  #20
Clever editing is the name of the game. I do it but Prince is the master :)
Admin 32 | 1,530   Administrator
26 Jan 2009 /  #21
Well, if it continues editing will not be allowed at all..
ukpolska  
27 Jan 2009 /  #22
At last someone has recognised his underhand postings on this site.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
27 Jan 2009 /  #23
Well whoopdeedoo, better get it right the first time then. I have the right to change my post and direction but I don't give a hang if you take that away.

Underhand behaviour gets people ahead these days. Go have a hack at a warmonger. They are completely underhand.

There, 2.55 mins left. Editing is cool.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
28 Jan 2009 /  #24
I feel I am missing something here......

Awwww......feck !

Ok - so to link I....
1. Click on the link box above.
2. Paste link address.
3. Then click "OK"
4. Then click on "Post message".

What bit am I missing ?
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
28 Jan 2009 /  #25
What bit am I missing ?

Just adding in the description between ][ I made a screen shot that may help. :)


  • Add a description
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
28 Jan 2009 /  #26
OK here goes lorry hangs out of ferry
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7857274.stm

Edit - Whoohoo.....it worked - fantastic.

Now PD - my mate Ehud Olmert has been having a bit of bother with the neighbours........any chance you could sort something out for him?

Thanks for the help.

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