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|Is there anyway for an original poster of a thread to delete their own thread. I ask because I have posted some seeking advice and then the situation is resolved and people are still posting to my threads when there is no longer any need.|
Posted: 9/21/2010 11:43:12 AM
|You can contact a moderator. |
You can post to your thread that you have enjoyed reading all their responses, and the issue has been resolved, and that you won't be visiting the thread any more.
Many threads die off after nobody posts to them for a while, but they remain on file for others to read in case other people have similar issues to your own.
If everyone seems to still like the topic, you can start another thread with a similar topic in a different forum and just word it to be non-personal. Then people might jump over to that one to discuss the issue.
If the thread has gotten nasty, too personal, or makes you uncomfortable, contact a moderator.
Posted: 9/21/2010 11:45:00 AM
|Our forum is considered an "archive" or database if you will of answers to questions. Where most can find the answer to their question by simply searching and reading versus posting.|
In other words when you post here. It stays here. Your thread could provide solid advice for others. This is not just about you.
Posted: 9/21/2010 4:40:36 PM
|I don't care if my threads stay up but, as the original poster I feel it is kind of a waste of time to keep on talking about something that is no longer relevant. I have tried telling people on my threads that the issue in question has been resolved but, they just keep on posting responses. |
I have come to the conclusion that you are right. My threads have NOTHING to do with me, the never did. They are taken over by the respondees who want to use them, usually to insult either me or their fellow responders.
I am just going to ignore the threads I was stupid enough to put up and not start any new ones of my own anymore.
Posted: 9/21/2010 6:02:46 PM
|Just don't pay attention to them after you have your answer. |
HONESTLY because we don't allow redundant topics we end up with these ridiculous 40+ page threads started in 2005. Where the OP can not decide if she should have an abortion or keep the child.
And some numbnutz will resurrect it pleading with the OP to save the child. The OP is gone from our site years ago. The kid is in kindergarten now (long sigh....) And all of a sudden a flurry of a dozen posts have just happened pleading to the OP and offering her help etc... Thats the problem here on those huge threads. No one reads through the answers over the years. No one looks to see the OP is LONG gone from the site etc... They want you to add your thoughts to an existing thread and not start a redundant one. But no one reads page 40 to see what was added. They reply to the OP who may not even be alive at that moment.
This concept was GREAT in 2005/2006 with an empty forum. Very forward thinking. Thinking outside the box and doing something no one else had tried!
But we created a forum that was destined to die off by not allowing redundant subjects as few want to add onto 40 page threads. You just search and read the answers already given. But that is not what most forums are for either.
Posted: 9/21/2010 7:13:00 PM
|Oh well, live and learn I guess. |
The forums are entertaining if nothing else and I do enjoy them. I just don't think I will bother to post any more of my own threads. I can usually manage my own life quite well and I think I will trust my own judgment over subsitituting it for the opinions of strangers.
It might be a good idea for some people though. I am not sure if anyone actually takes the advice they are given but it is nice to have a venue in which to express an opinion and I hope someone is getting something out of it