Removing Old Posts

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Removing Old Posts

Postby Drizzle on Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:01 pm

Not sure if this is the place for this, so, of course, mods feel free to relocate.

Is there a way to remove old posts on here, short of manually going through your post listing and deleting them? I'm thinking of something like you can use on Twitter, to remove posts older than a certain date.

Or is this a fool's errand, as everything is saved on a server somewhere no matter what we do.

Yes, there's reasons to do this. No I'd rather not share them, except perhaps with a mod.

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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby BigBlue on Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:18 am

I'm no mod and I can't answer for sure about whether it can be done. But typically on forums after a certain amount of time your ability to delete your post goes away. Not sure how many days. Forum posts are typically considered permanent.

Also, be aware that even if you can delete your own messages there are many times other people quote your posts and those aren't in your control and mods aren't going to search and delete those.
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:48 am

I've said some stupid stuff on hear over the years. Never really worried about deleting it though. For what it is worth.
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby rtk on Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:06 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:I've said some stupid stuff on hear over the years. Never really worried about deleting it though. For what it is worth.


I don’t think it matters at this point. 9000+ posts make you king of the hill!
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby ex-LT on Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:20 pm

rtk wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:I've said some stupid stuff on hear over the years. Never really worried about deleting it though. For what it is worth.


I don’t think it matters at this point. 9000+ posts make you king of the hill!

hammAR has over 11.5K posts, and he's only in second place (to someone who has ONE post in the past 8 years), so there's no possible way H&H can be considered KOTH.
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:06 pm

ex-LT wrote:
rtk wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:I've said some stupid stuff on hear over the years. Never really worried about deleting it though. For what it is worth.


I don’t think it matters at this point. 9000+ posts make you king of the hill!

hammAR has over 11.5K posts, and he's only in second place (to someone who has ONE post in the past 8 years), so there's no possible way H&H can be considered KOTH.

Exactly, the old guard has that title. Plus Strad could bury my post count anytime he put his mind to it.
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby rtk on Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:51 pm

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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby rtk on Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:53 pm

What ever happened to Strad?
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby xd ED on Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:43 pm

rtk wrote:What ever happened to Strad?


You could ask the same of about 60% of the top posters:

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Seismic Sam, Rugersol, and 1911fan (perhaps others), have left the range. Many of the rest just quit working on their post count.
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby yukonjasper on Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:25 pm

I'm going for the title. Expect rampant thread drift and nonsensical rambling.......





....to stop from me, it's time to get serious....clout commander status, here we come...... :lol:
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby onebohemian on Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:28 pm

Wow, that is quite a list. I haven’t thought about many of those guys for a long time. I suspect most don’t remember me as although I made it to a few breakfasts and gopher shoots back in the early days, other aspects of life eventually pulled me in other directions. Came back to the site only recently. Things actually seem a bit calmer than I remember, especially compared to the point when the referenced nonsensical ramblings and self proclaimed clout builders had completely taken over—in other worlds, there wasn’t a lot of talk about guns actually going on.
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:14 pm

onebohemian wrote:Wow, that is quite a list. I haven’t thought about many of those guys for a long time. I suspect most don’t remember me as although I made it to a few breakfasts and gopher shoots back in the early days, other aspects of life eventually pulled me in other directions. Came back to the site only recently. Things actually seem a bit calmer than I remember, especially compared to the point when the referenced nonsensical ramblings and self proclaimed clout builders had completely taken over—in other worlds, there wasn’t a lot of talk about guns actually going on.

Still not a lot of actual gun talk going on. I miss the days of Breakfast at the gopher and lunch downtown.
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:16 pm

rtk wrote:What ever happened to Strad?

You never know when he might pop back up.
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby xd ED on Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:09 am

Holland&Holland wrote:
rtk wrote:What ever happened to Strad?

You never know when he might pop back up.


Especially in the event some whippersnapper appears to menace his status.


yukonjasper wrote:I'm going for the title. Expect rampant thread drift and nonsensical rambling.......
....to stop from me, it's time to get serious....clout commander status, here we come...... :lol:
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Re: Removing Old Posts

Postby Rodentman on Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:42 am

Post count = irrelevant

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