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Anselmo Diaz
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The title is semantically self-contained. To reiterate, how can threads be deleted?
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In the bottom left of your post you can delete your posts.

Once you get a reply though, you can no longer delete the thread, even if you delete the initial post.

The only ways to delete the entire thread is to bag an admin to delete it for you. Or...

VERY DRASTIC: Also, if you delete your entire account, you can have all your threads deleted as well.



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Any responses will remain, however.

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First, in the case I assume you're asking about, I think you left the thread in a polite, respectful state. I don't see a problem.

One more option is to ask each person in the thread to delete their posts--but, as I opine, I think it's okay now. It will drift off everyone's radar shortly.

(Yes, if one knew just the right words, one could Google it, but then Archive.org could have a snapshot. Whatcha gonna do?)
 
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Thanks everyone for your replies.

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Tall_Walt wrote:
(Yes, if one knew just the right words, one could Google it, but then Archive.org could have a snapshot. Whatcha gonna do?)

Erm...I don't get it...
 
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The easiest way to have it deleted and all of the responses eliminated too is to create a box that sends you back a few days, get in box, go back, kill your original self and don't let that wily snake post that thread.


Also, make sure you turn off your cell phone BEFORE getting into the box.
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Erm...I don't get it...
Everything on the internet is archived somewhere, whether you like it or not.

I've used the Wayback machine, for example to dredge up game info for long dead games from long dead publishers.
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GeneSteeler wrote:
In the bottom left of your post you can delete your posts.


Randy is Australian, so naturally he's standing upside down. For the rest of us, the delete button is bottom right.
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Isn't it rather rude to delete a thread other people have responded to?

Even if you don't want to hear about it anymore, other people may still be interested. Why not just unsubscribe to the thread?
 
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Echtalion wrote:
Tall_Walt wrote:
(Yes, if one knew just the right words, one could Google it, but then Archive.org could have a snapshot. Whatcha gonna do?)

Erm...I don't get it...

The thread will drift into the mists of past BGG posts. It will not easily be found even by Google. It would take knowing some phrase in the post to get it up to a visible part of the results. For someone to find it using Google, they'd probably have to have read the thread to know what to search for. And if they've read it already, what's the point in hiding it from them? Google (and others) may cache the thread in any state for a while, too.

However, archive.org (AKA the Wayback machine) snapshots the internet at intervals. Even your original post could be there. But, again, it would be difficult to find for someone who hadn't read the thread. If it really concerns you, you can ask them to delete your posts from the archive--but you only have copyright on you own posts.

So, what are you going to do? That's the way the internet works.
 
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OK, guys, I'll leave the thread as it is.
 
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