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Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by GuyBarry » 31 Jan 2014, 17:51

Just checked my permissions on the "Quizzes and Games" forum and it says "You cannot delete your posts in this forum". I can do so in all the other forums (apart from Tumbleweed, Announcements and this one). Is there a special reason for this?
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by Garion » 01 Feb 2014, 00:39

I think it was originally for the Tumbleweed games so that users could not go back and edit posts. For example,

Person A claims "6 Bells" at 10pm but then logs on again at 1AM and sees that there is no reply to the game. Therefore Person A edits the post to say "9 Bells" etc.

I think this was when Tumbleweed was originally part of the Quiz/Games section before being moved to its own forum. I could be wrong on this though?
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Feb 2014, 08:10

Garion wrote:I think it was originally for the Tumbleweed games so that users could not go back and edit posts. For example,

Person A claims "6 Bells" at 10pm but then logs on again at 1AM and sees that there is no reply to the game. Therefore Person A edits the post to say "9 Bells" etc.
That wouldn't work. The time of the post doesn't change when you edit it, so it would say "9 bells" but still be timestamped 10pm (making it invalid).

Anyway, edit and delete permissions are separate. I can edit posts in Quizzes and Games - I just can't delete them. That's why I edited a recent post in Counting to say "[deleted]", prompting Tubeguru to ask why I hadn't deleted it. As he presumably sets the permissions I assumed he'd know the reason.
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by tubeguru » 01 Feb 2014, 09:43

The edit and delete permissions in Q&G are indeed still set from when Tumbleweed was located there. I had never changed it since Tumbleweed was moved out, but have just changed the "Registered Users" group so that they can now delete their own posts in Q&G.

So go back and try to delete the post which says "[deleted]", and see if it works.
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Feb 2014, 10:28

I'm afraid not - although the permissions in "Quizzes and Games" have changed, the ones in the "Never Ending Games" subforum still say "you cannot delete posts in this forum".
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by tubeguru » 01 Feb 2014, 10:36

Try it now.
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Feb 2014, 10:41

The problem is that it appears that I can only delete the final post in a thread. I successfully deleted one that I put there for the purpose, but I couldn't delete the earlier one until I'd deleted my response to you and you'd deleted your own post.

Anyway, it's sorted out now (and I've reposted my fact for 1087).
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by tubeguru » 01 Feb 2014, 11:40

Don't worry yourself too much about it. I can always delete any post on the forum.
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Feb 2014, 18:03

tubeguru wrote:Don't worry yourself too much about it. I can always delete any post on the forum.
Perhaps you could delete the following posts in the counting thread which are not part of the game then:

24 Jan 19:18
25 Jan 08:33
25 Jan 10:22
25 Jan 13:36
25 Jan 14:39
25 Jan 17:39
25 Jan 18:14

Also maybe edit your own post at 25 Jan 16:26 so that it says something substantial about 1070.

(And please feel free to delete all my petulant remarks in the Tumbleweed thread while you're at it.)
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by tubeguru » 01 Feb 2014, 18:39

I'm happy to leave the posts that you mentioned. No one's complained about them.
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Feb 2014, 18:42

I just have. Anyway, three of them were mine. You could delete those even if you want to leave the others.
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by tractakid » 03 Feb 2014, 16:36

GuyBarry wrote:
tubeguru wrote:Don't worry yourself too much about it. I can always delete any post on the forum.
Perhaps you could delete the following posts in the counting thread which are not part of the game then:

24 Jan 19:18
I am not sure it is appropriate to ask for another person's post to be deleted.
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by GuyBarry » 03 Feb 2014, 18:57

tractakid wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:
tubeguru wrote:Don't worry yourself too much about it. I can always delete any post on the forum.
Perhaps you could delete the following posts in the counting thread which are not part of the game then:

24 Jan 19:18
I am not sure it is appropriate to ask for another person's post to be deleted.
I'm not quite sure why you singled out your own post there - the list also included one by The Orange One, two by Tubeguru and three by me. I was really referring to rule 5 of the counting game, which states:

"Posts containing no reference to the next number in sequence are not game posts and should be ignored by other players. They may be deleted at the discretion of Tubeguru."

I would expect Tubeguru to exercise his discretion in such circumstances, where there was a series of posts of that type.
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by nozzacook » 04 Feb 2014, 13:59

Re: Alteration of posts
by GuyBarry » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:25 pm

tractakid wrote:
It was a temporary change that caused a lot of laughter.
So why wasn't it changed back on Friday night then? I wasn't around for that particular discussion - I just logged in this morning and discovered that my posts were being converted into drivel. I have no idea what prompted the original change.

I'm sorry, but I don't like forums that muck around with people's posts, however innocent the intention. I was a forum administrator for many years and I would never have dreamed of doing such a thing, even in jest.
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Re: Deleting posts in "Quizzes and Games"

Post by The Orange One » 04 Feb 2014, 14:09

If it's alright, I'd like to keep this one from 25 Jan 2014, 13:36.
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tractakid wrote:Oi! Leave Tumbleweed out of this!
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