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Post by ConcertinaChap »

What the subject says, all forums now say at the bottom that you cannot delete your own posts and indeed there is no way to do so. Previously when we had that ability (limited in very sensible ways though it was) I for one didn't use it very often but found it very useful on the occasions when I did need it, and I believe the universe didn't collapse as a result.

Please can we have it back? I promise I'll be good, Sir.

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Post by Kwackman »

Test- ignore
Test 2 you're right!
You could delete or change the text suppose.
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Post by Mike Stranks »

I can understand why the facility has been removed... it can screw the thread sense in some circumstances.

I used to use it if wiser councils prevailed after I'd posted a ratty-response :) but if someone had already responded and quoted me then it was definitely 'shutting the stable door...'.

These days in a 'wiser councils' situation then I'll just delete the text, but if you've already been quoted...

Serves me right! :lol: Type in haste; repent at leisure... :)
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Post by Hugh Robjohns »

If anyone needs to delete a post, just use the 'Report Post' button (!) to contact the moderators and explain what you want removed and why. If it's practical to remove a post we'll always be happy to... but as Mike says, if it's been quoted by someone else in the meantime it won't be possible.
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So, if I can ask, when we had the delete facility did it cause problems?

TIA

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ConcertinaChap wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:58 pm So, if I can ask, when we had the delete facility did it cause problems?

Hi CC

The old delete worked fine, but things have changed in the settings. We implemented it on this new version but yes it's been causing problems behind the scenes, as it is now part of a different set of user permissions, and we either have it permanently on or remove it. Giving free reign to some users to delete their own posts week's/months down the line is not a good way to run a Forum IMHO and will result in broken topics.

Everyone can still edit their Posts and thus delete/remove any text they didn't want to say, within the 45 minutes after posting limit. As Hugh says, if you still want a post deleting, use the Report icon and ask a Mod, and we'll do whatever we can to assist... but things can get messy if it's already part of a fast-moving topic and it may be hours before any Mod can get onto this task (especially if in the wee small hours).
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Post by ConcertinaChap »

Thanks for the explanation. I see your problem. Though not your fault in any way and probably a minority view, I have to say I've not been too impressed with this upgrade. I guess it's necessary for the sake of security so I'll live with it, of course. There's a lot worse stuff out there.

I still can't get the links in my sig block to work either! :cry:

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ConcertinaChap wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:09 pm Though not your fault in any way and probably a minority view, I have to say I've not been too impressed with this upgrade.

There are a lot of little improvements and, most importantly, the forum now is not close to falling over the edge on a daily basis.

We've got about 4 years to go until the next update, which is plenty time to tweak things and for members to grow used to the changes.
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Forum Admin wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:25 pmmost importantly, the forum now is not close to falling over the edge on a daily basis.

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Post by BJG145 »

You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know
We'd all love to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well, you know
You better free your mind instead


What you need is the latest security patch from Microsoft, #NeuralNightmare.3.6
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Post by ManFromGlass »

Cripes you have to move fast around here with responses. I was up-thumbing the quote about not falling over the edge but the Beatles quote is good too so to both I say
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Post by James Perrett »

ConcertinaChap wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:09 pm I still can't get the links in my sig block to work either! :cry:

They work if you right click on them. I'm not sure what you are doing different to Ian or I as ours seem to open directly.
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James Perrett wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:55 pm I'm not sure what you are doing different to Ian or I as ours seem to open directly.

If you right-click on the sig links and choose "inspect" (Chrome), James' include "target = _blank" but CC's don't.

Not sure why, perhaps one was added via HTML and the other was added via BBCode...? But it should be possible to get that tag in.
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BJG145 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:37 am If you right-click on the sig links and choose "inspect" (Chrome), James' include "target = _blank" but CC's don't.

Good spot. I'll look into that. "target = _blank" should take the link off to a new tab (the equivalent of right click) and would, of course, be what I want.

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ConcertinaChap wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:40 pm
Good spot. I'll look into that. "target = _blank" should take the link off to a new tab (the equivalent of right click) and would, of course, be what I want.

You won't be able to manually edit your signature and add that target as it needs HTML, which is not allowed in posts/signatures.

I think the problem lies with use of non-secure (ie. http://) links in the URLs and ensuring you do *not* have the "Do not automatically parse URLs" checkbox checked - leave it blank on your sig when submitting/saving. (And do not switch off UBB code, of course.)

Here's a screenshot of my own signature:
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The Forum software is set to open links in new tabs/windows by default, so target="_blank" should not be necessary.
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