How do you delete a post

(Karla Sykes) #1

How do you delete a post?

(Robert C) #2

I think it is better to get it locked - no further comments but others can still read about it later.

(Karla Sykes) #3

Yes but do you know how to delete a post

(Robert C) #4

Nope - might require an admin like @PaulL?

(Karla Sykes) #5


(squirrel-kissing paper tamer) #6

Click on the … at the bottom of your post, click on the garbage can.

(Karla Sykes) #7

I just tried to delete it and it said I needed an administrator to delete it

(Give me bacon, or give me death.) #8

A few more days, when you’ve advanced in trust level, that won’t be a problem any longer.

(squirrel-kissing paper tamer) #9

Let me know what you want deleted, @Karla_Sykes, and I’ll delete it for you.


I’ve been here a year and I still get “you don’t have permission to delete this topic. If you really want it to be deleted, submit a flag for moderator attention together with reasoning.” when I try to delete my own posts.

(Give me bacon, or give me death.) #11

You can delete or edit your own posts, but you cannot delete an entire topic, even if you started it yourself. Someone on the admin staff would need to to that, and we’d need a pretty good reason for doing so.

Moreover, there are often better ways of achieving whatever your goal is, so best to send a PM to the forum_admin group and explain what is going on. One of the admins on duty at the time will help you decide how to get what you are aiming for.

Please note that posts and topics cannot be edited or deleted past a certain number of days.