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Old 09-22-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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Oops, I thought I could delete this.

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Old 09-22-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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Can’t you?

Did you try to edit? I thought that gave you the option to delete.

I can delete it for you, but first, let me know if you cannot do it yourself.

   
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Old 09-22-2007, 06:51 PM   #3
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Can’t you?

Did you try to edit? I thought that gave you the option to delete.

I can delete it for you, but first, let me know if you cannot do it yourself.

I thought there was, too. But I sure don't see any option to delete when I choose edit. I wonder where it's hiding...

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That's bizarre! This current message window has a delete button between "Go Advanced" and "Cancel," but that did not appear on my earlier "test" message when I tried to edit/delete it, and doesn't appear now when I just checked (but that may be because there are replies in this thread now?).
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:41 PM   #4
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Maybe only replies can be deleted and not thread starters?

   
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:03 AM   #5
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I thought there was, too. But I sure don't see any option to delete when I choose edit. I wonder where it's hiding...

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That's bizarre! This current message window has a delete button between "Go Advanced" and "Cancel," but that did not appear on my earlier "test" message when I tried to edit/delete it, and doesn't appear now when I just checked (but that may be because there are replies in this thread now?).
It is true that a member cannot delete his message if it starts a thread and contains replies (that would delete the thread).

But I’m not sure that explains all the problems you are having. I will move this thread into “How to use this forum” while we try to fix these odd problems.

   
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It is true that a member cannot delete his message if it starts a thread and contains replies (that would delete the thread).
Nope. A message that starts a thread cannot be deleted, period. Just tested that - no replies, I tried to delete immediately and there is no way to do so.

I'm sure that's because such a message starts a thead, and that's likely another table in the database.

   
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Nope. A message that starts a thread cannot be deleted, period. Just tested that - no replies, I tried to delete immediately and there is no way to do so.

I'm sure that's because such a message starts a thead, and that's likely another table in the database.
You must be correct. I thought we had a setting about whether registered members could delete their own message, even a thread starter, so long as there were no replies, but I do not find it. So it must be that I remember a statement to that effect from good ol’ vB.

   
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I'm sure that's because such a message starts a thead, and that's likely another table in the database.
I can't imagine a table for each thread. That's not the way I'd design a database.
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I can't imagine a table for each thread. That's not the way I'd design a database.
Not for each thread! I'd have a "thread" table and a "post" table, with each post having its own id as well as the thread id.

Starting a new thread then creates a record in the thread table as well as in the post table. Deleting a post only deletes a record from the post table, and the system makes sure it doesn't end up with an empty thread as removing threads is an admin/moderator action, not a user action.

That, at least, is what I imagine happening here, and how I'd design it myself.

   
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:44 AM   #10
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Not for each thread! I'd have a "thread" table and a "post" table, with each post having its own id as well as the thread id.

Heh, I totally misunderstood you when you said "that's another table in the database." I thought new table. Duh.

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