An observation about the edit post button.

By Rik
Jan 14, 2007
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  1. Hi I just noticed that the edit post button comes up with " edit/delete message" when your mouse pointer is hovering over it. Seeing as we cannot delete our own posts I can see that this could lead to some confusion, what do you think??
  2. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 222

    I agree people will get confused
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    That Edit button only shows in your OWN posts.
    If your post happens to be the very last post in a thread, you can edit or delete it.
    If your post is in the middle of a thread, you can only edit it.
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 3,814

    What I mean is that it looks as if you can and delete a post no matter where it is in a thread although you can't. This picture quite clearly shows that it says edit/delete post and you can see that it is not at the end of that particular thread.
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Let me try that.

    EDIT: Couldn't do it. Maybe I'm too ***** lol :p

    edit2 by Mictlantecuhtli: I can do it :p

    EDIT3: Because you're a mod lol :)
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    And here I was thinking you were going to say people have a hard time finding it.
  7. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I cant seem to delete my post
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I'm pretty sure that must have been a mistake when the vBulletin Version was updated. Has there ever been an otion to be able to delete one's post?
  9. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    possibly.. like in another forum that i regularly visit (although its a small community, so less upkeep) but like any sorts of permissions/login type of thing the delete function (and more) could be restricted to the higher beings of the forum ( = mods, admins etc) while the general users just need the basics to posts, and correct themselves where needed...
  10. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +7

    I think regular members (not just mods/admins) should have the option to delete the last post in a thread as long as it hasn't been responded to yet


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