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Old 27 April 2020, 14:20   #1
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Deleting your own posts :)

I find very intriguing why people do that?
First it was Jojo, and now EAUniW, and maybe some others.

What is the goal of that?
Is it like: "This community is not worthy of reading my wise words", or something completely different?
Can someone enlight me?

Trying to imagine myself in the same situation. Ok, I am angry on forum, or mods, and decide to leave, there's no way I spend huge amount of time, deleting all my post.... don't see any point on that.
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Old 27 April 2020, 14:24   #2
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Posts are never truly deleted. We will review deleted posts and restore if the info is considered as important to the community
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Old 27 April 2020, 14:28   #3
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Just a juvenile knee jerk reaction I guess or they wrote something really shitty and use the nickname on another board and don't want to be traced.
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Old 27 April 2020, 14:32   #4
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By general forum rules, it used to be forbidden to delete an old post (although it was always possible).
It looks like the rule has been changed if now only "relevant" posts will be retrieved.
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Old 27 April 2020, 14:35   #5
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I did that once

Strange humans reaction i could say

My posts were not considered so i deleted those

This is just an example of the possible reasons
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Old 27 April 2020, 17:32   #6
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Yeah.

Let's ignore the forum rules (let's say it's perfectly allowed by the rules), what I wanna know, is why people do that?
Chip and FRQZ share some thoughts, and I like to hear more opinions.

Imagine having a 20k posts, and you want to do that. You'd need to hire a freelancer full time for that.
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Old 27 April 2020, 19:00   #7
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I agree with chip and FRQZ, just impulsive human reactions. Some people put too much weight on this whole forum posting lark. I guess EAUniW got upset that his wild ideas weren't taken seriously, somebody else could said some stupid things whilst enraged/intoxicated, etc etc.

I can somewhat understand the above, thought yeah, it is a bit silly. Mostly harmless though.

What pisses me off is a thing I've seen a few times in various communities: people deleting not just posts but also whole repos of some worthy stuff they've made before, like demos, games or utilities. This is really childish, because of some (usually silly) spat with somebody they decide that the whole community has to be punished. Poor form, this.
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Old 28 April 2020, 14:55   #8
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Old 28 April 2020, 17:48   #9
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Indeed !

I dislike of what i've done

But in that particular moment it seemed the right thing to do
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Old 28 April 2020, 17:56   #10
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Old 29 April 2020, 00:35   #11
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I admit, I have edited some of my posts to become basically empty ("never mind"). But only when I really regretted writing what I wrote, or felt I should've stopped posting in the discussion already. Never to spite people though and certainly not to delete whole segments of discussions.
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Old 29 April 2020, 23:50   #12
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I very appreciate roondar and chip bro's, steeping up, and telling that they did it before.
Most of the people wouldn't do that, but that's Ok, also.

I have asked my girlfriend about the subject, and she told me, if she is furious enough, she would do the same... I kept asking why, and what's the point? Proving what? She told me I wouldn't understand because I am emotionally immature plank of wood. I told her that deleting posts are emotionally immature... and so on
(just to be clear, there was no fight, but all was said in good faith... me and girl like to throw lots of offends for fun).
But it basically help me understand.

Conclusion:
All is good.
Keep deleting people your posts, if you're feeling up to it. I still think that's a waste of time. Just wanted to know is there any other big mistery behind it, but it's not.
But always remember if you delete some precious info, that could help someone (even a guest that's not from the forum), maybe think twice before deleting it.
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Old 30 April 2020, 10:17   #13
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I kept asking why, and what's the point? Proving what? She told me I wouldn't understand because I am emotionally immature plank of wood.
Propose. Right now.
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[...] She told me I wouldn't understand because I am emotionally immature plank of wood. [...]
Translation : you are able to analyze situations and control certain emotions. All I do (she's speaking) is be overwhelmed and carried away by them without any possibility of action... I envy you

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and now EAUniW
Ah, I wondered what happened to those topics.

I missed my chance to make fun of Team Apollo for exactly the same thing that OP was being criticized for.
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If a posting contains insults, then I think it would be ok. In case of EAUniW I find it rather annoying though. Even if the ideas may seem to be stupid, it totally disrupts the reading, because when you later look back, suddenly the context is gone.

Personally I only edit postings to fix spelling errors, or maybe add additional info.
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After review, I have restored the first post of each of his two threads, so that the replies of other EAB users make sense.
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I sometimes delete / edit with hindsight my own posts usually when I notice I gave out too much info (anticipating erroneously what the last poster had in mind, and / or assuming he would go on arguing, which is not always the case). Had a tendency to "not let go" easily in the past. Now that you know about my weak spot, feel free to abuse it .

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I deleted one today because I read the subject matter wrong and replied to something that was completely unrelated. So there "are" innocent and legit reasons at times
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I deleted one today because I read the subject matter wrong and replied to something that was completely unrelated. So there "are" innocent and legit reasons at times

Exactly, happens to me from time to time.
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