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Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« on: August 27, 2017, 02:24:20 PM »
Hi,

I am reasonably confident I have deleted all of my posts from the "One Word Posts" thread. It is still getting marked as a topic I've posted in and still showing up in the "Show new replies to your posts" options.

Can the mods/admins do any or all of the following:

1. Verify that there are no longer any posts of mine in the thread.
2. Fix the metadata so that it does not claim I have posted in the thread.
3. Lock the thread and start a new one of that game.

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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 05:24:01 PM »
I'd like some kind of indication this has been read. Or should I be messaging the mods/admins instead?
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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 07:17:13 PM »
I'd like some kind of indication this has been read. Or should I be messaging the mods/admins instead?

I searched the thread for your name. I didn't find any original posts by you, but I did find some posts where you were quoted. Since the thread is of no importance, I deleted those posts. If you are still getting the notices, then it is not based on you still having any posts there. It is probably some flag that is set internally in the database. Since I assume that you already took the simple step of canceling the notifications, if you ARE still getting them, then it may be a job for the Admin, since Mods can't access the blood and guts. Best I can do...

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PS - messaging us may be more efficient. It is possible I am the only one who saw this, and my mind is on hurricanes right now... :-\
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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 08:05:37 PM »
Thanks.

I'm not talking about email notifications, just the "show new replies" option here on the website. It would be GREAT if there was an option to cancel threads displaying there, but when I asked a couple of years ago I was told this option didn't exist.
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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 11:33:37 AM »
Thanks.

You really should've posted this in the One Word Posts thread.

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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 01:39:52 PM »
The thread is still showing up as if I had posts in it. So Admin it is.
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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 02:40:19 PM »
The thread is still showing up as if I had posts in it. So Admin it is.

You ARE talking about  "Show new replies to your posts." yes? I don't know exactly how that one should behave, all I have used in 14 years is "Show unread posts since last visit." No matter, I can assure you that no Mod can change that behavior at this point, although I am thinking that the Admin can.  Of course, I would take great pleasure in deleting the thread, which would solve the problem nicely....   :D

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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 04:52:20 PM »
Of course, I would take great pleasure in deleting the thread, which would solve the problem nicely....   :D

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Hey now, I am the proud creator of the most polarizing thread with over 500 pages! I'm quite proud of this.  :)

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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 06:32:09 PM »
Hey now, I am the proud creator of the most polarizing thread with over 500 pages! I'm quite proud of this.  :)

It's nothing personal, Greg, I'm just at the other pole... :D

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PS - how can you tell it's polarizing when posters can only express themselves with one word? It's hard to get context that way. ;)
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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 06:40:07 PM »
PS - how can you tell it's polarizing when posters can only express themselves with one word? It's hard to get context that way. ;)

true  ;)

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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 07:00:47 PM »
Of course, I would take great pleasure in deleting the thread, which would solve the problem nicely....   :D

I suggested locking, not deleting. But your plan also works...
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 07:38:19 AM »
Of course, I would take great pleasure in deleting the thread, which would solve the problem nicely....   :D

If we're talking nuclear options, orfeo can delete his account and create a new one...

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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2017, 02:36:54 PM »
If we're talking nuclear options, orfeo can delete his account and create a new one...

I'm well aware of that. I'm also well aware that locking the thread, which is what I suggested, is a lot less "nuclear".
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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 04:37:02 PM »
I'm well aware of that. I'm also well aware that locking the thread, which is what I suggested, is a lot less "nuclear".

#resist

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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 05:31:15 PM »
#resist

We'll let you start Part 2, dear. No-one said you couldn't keep playing.
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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2017, 05:43:14 PM »
We'll let you start Part 2, dear. No-one said you couldn't keep playing.

But wouldn't he lose all sense of continuity?  ::)

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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2017, 05:52:31 PM »
We'll let you start Part 2, dear. No-one said you couldn't keep playing.

True, but sequels are never as good.  :)



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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2017, 06:12:39 PM »
This thread is more entertaining than the parent thread.

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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2017, 06:46:57 PM »
True, but sequels are never as good.  :)

The Empire Strikes Back says you're wrong.
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Re: Deleting posts, still marked as "new replies"
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2017, 06:53:28 PM »
The Empire Strikes Back says you're wrong.

Ok, so that's the one exception out of many. And maybe Gremlins 2:The New Batch, but that's where I'm drawing the line.


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