Delete accidental "double" posts

7:05 p.m. on October 13, 2010 (EDT)
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I have run into the problem several times where my post had been doubled. I was just thinking that when using the "Edit" feature it would be nice if someone could delete their own message during the time allowed for the Edit feature.

11:43 a.m. on October 14, 2010 (EDT)
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That would be great, I have had the same thing happen

12:40 p.m. on October 14, 2010 (EDT)
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Any time you have a double post, feel free to contact me or one of the other moderators (My email address is in my profile) and we'll take care of it. It would, indeed, be nice to be able to delete you own posts but, sadly, it would also allow some people to post what ever they want (nice or not) and then, when it gets hot in forum land, just delete the original post like it never existed. The vast majority of people would not do this, and we know it. It just gives an extra level of security.

12:45 p.m. on October 14, 2010 (EDT)
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I think it's a good suggestion and worth considering.

FYI, If one of our able moderators hasn't already done so, I delete any double posts on a daily basis.

So, they'll go away anyway, but I know posters would like them to be gone immediately and not have to worry about them.

10:02 p.m. on October 14, 2010 (EDT)
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I just edit the post. Remove everything in it and request it be deleted. The moderators catch it pretty fast.

9:43 a.m. on October 15, 2010 (EDT)
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Thanks f-klock and Alicia! I guess if worse comes to worse, I can leave a double post and only look silly for [hopefully] no more than a day :)

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