but that was how it worked before and in any case you could always delete all the content and leave the post empty ... if someone wants to remove the content, he removes it anyway. It makes no sense not to be able to delete a post if for example you enter it twice by mistake as it happened to me yesterdayI would hate to have option of deleting posts! That could kill this forum!
This community is about sharing ideas, knowledge and projects. When someone deletes his/her posts in a thread, that thread may become useless. Just check what happened to some threads on GS. And GDIY is waaay more scientific than GS.
I sincerely think that having option to delete own posts could destroy the whole community here.
And for what reason would one want to delete posts? Maybe after a keyboard fight in a Brewery??
If a user thinks his/her post is no longer valid there's always option to edit it. But killing all posts - no no no!
but that was how it worked before
yes, but they are two completely different situations, it was not GDIY users who removed the photos but the site you are talking aboutYeah but since this place is opening up for many new users and times are changing that option could prove itself to be more dangerous than we ever imagined. Maybe it's time to change it.
As a comparison, just try to remember what happened when most used picture host site changed it's policy and when a lot of posts here got their inserted pics deleted. We lost a vast amount of knowledge in a day!
yes, but they are two completely different situations, it was not GDIY users who removed the photos but the site you are talking about
New York Dave used to post here a lot but there came a time when he got fed up with people ripping off his designs so he deleted a lot of his posts and schematics to protect himself. I think it is important to retain that ability.Well technically yes, it was different.
But I'm refering to the impact it has on whole threads. No matter what was the technicall reason.
Weather you delete it by yourself or some host service externally closes. It's a disaster.
Super! Thank youThe missing files are back! Images, etc.
Hi All, Just finished Building this little magic puck, this is an build example for the M49 in the puck Style, it is my own flavor of the tlm49 conversion I guess , I Might be trying to get a hold of a TLM49 or tlm 149 body to see what happens, It might need a dedicated mic body but for...groupdiy.com
And the 864 search works now also!
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And the donate button is at the bottom of the page as it was before. At a later time it may be moved to the top of the forum for ease of finding it.
I agree, too. I suggested the same thing on Stack Exchange for the same reason - a thumbs-down should require an explanation as much as a correct answer does - you learn nothing from it, otherwise. it's also an excellent filter against 'haters without a cause'.I agree with Abbey , a thumbs down allows someone to glance over whats said and simply express a dislike, nothing learned, nothing gained, no insight offered.
It could end up a lead for others to follow suit and heap criticism instead of offering the possible benefit of their opinion and maybe helping someone to learn . Remember the old saying no such thing as a stupid question only stupid answers .
The best teachers here are very generous with their knowledge no need for a brownie points system.
As far as listing in real time the posts other users are reading or have already read , I cant think of a single good reason to be doing that , if anyone else does they might try an enlighten us .