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Old 17th Jun 2017, 4:18 pm   #1
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Default Deleting a thread.

I have this afternoon made an error when starting a new thread. I was about half way through writing the post when I clicked the "post" button instead of the "review" button.

When I have posted a new thread in the past I have noticed that (within 30 minutes ?) I could edit the post or delete if appropriate.

On this occasion I couldn't find the option to delete the thread, only edit it. Has the software changed in this respect or do I have a false memory of being able to delete threads. I do realize that when the edit period has timed out only a moderator can delete threads.
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Old 17th Jun 2017, 5:03 pm   #2
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Default Re: Deleting a thread.

You can delete a post, but not a thread. Only the moderators can do the latter.

... and the first post of a thread can't be deleted without deleting the thread, as a thread can't have zero posts.
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Old 17th Jun 2017, 5:36 pm   #3
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Default Re: Deleting a thread.

Thanks Dave, that must be the explanation. I presumably haven't deleted a first post before.
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Old 17th Jun 2017, 6:06 pm   #4
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Default Re: Deleting a thread.

It is easy enough to use the report button to ask a moderator to delete it for you in the details pane that comes up.
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 12:35 pm   #5
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Default Re: Deleting a thread.

Refugee's suggestion is the best way to get threads deleted.
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