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Heroique
18-Jan-2015, 13:38
When you deleted your post, you left the "reason for deleting" box empty.

Now it's time for you to come clear!

Tell us why you did it, especially if it helps others improve their own posts.

And no deleting allowed here ... unless you fill-in the box! :D

Roger Thoms
18-Jan-2015, 13:48
Sorry, couldn't help it. But seriously I don't delete very often, recently I did delete a post I made because I decided it was intrusive. Maybe I should have stated why.

Roger

Heroique
18-Jan-2015, 14:01
Sorry, couldn't help it.

I was about to report your post to the moderators for breaking the rules of this thread! ;^)

Which reminds me, "violating forum rules" was an option I didn't include in the poll, but maybe I should have.

So I'll vote #10, and state that it's a really good reason for deleting a post!

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I'll also ask – what everyone thinks is the most common "best" reason a post should be deleted.

Come to think of it, this thread just might ease the job of our beloved, overworked moderators.

Old-N-Feeble
18-Jan-2015, 14:29
I delete my posts for several reasons. One not listed was "Didn't notice someone else already posted the same information".

Old-N-Feeble
18-Jan-2015, 14:31
I delete my posts for four reasons, three of which were listed. The one not listed was "Didn't notice someone else already posted the same information".

Old-N-Feeble
18-Jan-2015, 14:32
Damn... that's another one. Another reason is... "I clicked 'reply' rather than 'edit' ". I guess that makes five for me and two to add to your list.:D

vinny
18-Jan-2015, 14:34
Usually, I'm being honest and saying something that contradicts someone who is sputtering bullshit based on something they read on the web vs. actual experience.

Taija71A
18-Jan-2015, 14:37
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What about deleting Threads? ;)
Isn't, the 'Style & Technique' Forum...

>> For questions about Exposure, Meters, Zone System, or advice on Photographing 'specific' Subjects???

O'oop's... Guess not?
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David A. Goldfarb
18-Jan-2015, 14:39
Usually if I delete, it's due to some network glitch that resulted in a duplicate post.

HMG
18-Jan-2015, 14:43
I always like to reread my post after I draft it and before I submit it. Sometimes, after reading, I decide it really doesn't add anything to the conversation. It's not wrong or inflammatory, but it's just not useful given what's already been said.

Heroique
18-Jan-2015, 14:44
I always like to reread my post after I draft it and before I submit it.

Excellent technique, I do this too.

Everyone should know that the "Preview changes" button is a great tool! :)

At least for me, it greatly reduces the need to edit/delete posts that are active.

Just like proof reading.

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For longer posts, I like to compose in MS Word, then copy/paste to the thread.

This eliminates options #1 and #7 for me!

Randy Moe
18-Jan-2015, 14:45
We have many wannabe Mods.

Thought Police.

Taija71A
18-Jan-2015, 14:54
This message has been deleted by Roger Thoms.
(No Reason was given...)

+1 :)

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We have many wannabe Mods. Thought Police.

↑ ↑ ↑

I like... Reason #7.

'My post makes little sense, I’m embarrassed'. :o

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Heroique
18-Jan-2015, 17:48
Usually if I delete, it's due to some network glitch that resulted in a duplicate post.

When this happens to me, I keep the first post, and delete the second post.

Once I deleted the first one – w/o saying "duplicate post" in the reason box.

Later, I got a PM from the person who posted right before the deleted post, curious if it had been a response to his. I replied that it was simply a duplicate post. He thanked me for the explanation. I think it really had been bothering him.

[Sigh]

jnanian
19-Jan-2015, 08:50
I'm on a mac and i can't delete posts ...
i can edit them for a little while and if i
want to remove everything i wrote and replace it
with ... i do that ( double post, over zealous response to something
that i shouldn't' have responded to in the first place &c )
or .. if it is a 4-5 year old classified or something
that was sold, i tend to click on the moderator button and ask politely
if they will remove it because it's not available anymore ... ( and they have better things to do than help me )

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Usually, I'm being honest and saying something that contradicts someone who is sputtering bullshit based on something they read on the web vs. actual experience.

+1

for example, i recently read somewhere you can use baking soda as fixer ...
and from personal experience i know this isn't true ...
and i also read that you can soak poorly fixed prints / film in baking soda to reverse the problems of poorly fixed film / prints
that doesn't work either...

there is a lot of bs on the internet ...

BrianShaw
19-Jan-2015, 08:55
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Larry Kellogg
19-Jan-2015, 09:36
I only delete when I accidentally post a duplicate.

Kodachrome25
19-Jan-2015, 21:48
#11, To show the "establishment" who's boss.....:cool: