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Old 07-18-2011, 08:28 PM
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This sort of thing does not make sense to me because (aside from what Imaginary Illusion said about having bigger problems than the 12-hour editing policy) if someone finds and reads it and then you delete it, that doesn't change the fact that they read it. Also, anything that is found in a google search can be read in the google cache for quite some time after ward, so even if you people delete their post from the forum, it could still be found and read.

This brings another interesting phenomenon to mind: people who are afraid of having their posts discovered by the people you're writing about... and afraid that those people will be mad that you wrote about them... But you already think these people are searching for your internet activity on Google. This is quite a convoluted communication dynamic. It sounds sort of stalkerish in a way... Just an observation.
I didnt mean I wanted to delete it AFTER they read it.........that would be silly. Just wanted to know if after a week or so I could delete a post to REMOVE the chance that they would eventually find it *if* they went looking. That's all.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:30 PM
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I think what I am trying to say is I wanted to be able to freely post, ANONYMOUSLY but giving as much detail as possible. Reason being is that I would LIKE TO AVOID any drama with this. As we all know in this lifestyle and I'm learning feelings can easily get hurt. I am not about that AT ALL.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:51 PM
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Was this not clear enough advice on how to do that? I think you've done it perfectly fine in what you've posted on the forum already. people aren't going to recognize themselves unless they go looking for specific shit.
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Even if you don't edit or delete, use aliases or initials and don't write identifying details, like place names or specific events, etc.

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As we all know in this lifestyle . . .
Hmmm. What lifestyle?


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Old 07-20-2011, 12:55 AM
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ok sorry.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:51 AM
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ok sorry.
Don't sweat it.
This wasn't really the thread to reopen the lifestyle debate with a new arrival anyways.

I think the actual question about the edit window has been answered, so this thread should be just about wrapped.
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A thread I was following (in the Life stories & blogs section) seems to have been deleted.

I'm trying to find any info about how this works, on this forum. I too remember reading somewhere about this, but I can't find it now.

I noticed the OP's original question wasn't answered (I don't think?) in this thread.

So: are threads ever deleted, if the thread author changes their mind for whatever reason?

I understand we should not rely on this, that we have a 12 hour window to edit/delete posts ourselves, that we should anonymise posts, assume they are online forever etc. But, can they also be deleted on request?

I'm just curious. Thanks
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:39 AM
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My guess is: Probably, in theory, yes. Ask a mod/admin to delete your post/thread after the 12-hour window, and if they deem your request needful and appropriate, I'm guessing it's within their power to do it. However, I'll bet posts/threads older than 12 hours will only be deleted under extreme circumstances (circumstances which may have nothing to do with whether the mods/admins were asked). Serrriously unlikely, is what I'm getting at.

That's totally guesswork on my part and I am not at all an expert in such matters. But it might explain why the thread you were following disappeared despite the 12-hour window rule. For further info/correction of any misinformation on my part, I'll defer to the mods/admins who'll hopefully post here and let you know.
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In response; I'm going to suggest asking ImaginaryIllusion.
Because-as a rule of thumb, no we don't go deleting threads.
But-I can imagine potential circumstances where it would be warranted.
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