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I humbly request that all my forum posts be deleted.

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I further request that all have this option.

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Why? hmm

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why not?

      1. camlo profile image85
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        But why?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          But why not?

      2. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        A forum post is equal to words you say. Therefore, you cannot take back what you speak. It is out there and should remain to do so.

        To grant anyone power to delete forum posts longer than Hubpages does already, which is 4 hours or to delete all posts? which would include posts longer than 4 hours old, makes no sense. wink

        1. Smart Rookie profile image73
          Smart Rookieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          A forum post is similar to words you say, but not equal. You can not undo the audible vibrations in the air that were produced when speaking, only because it's a physical impossibility.

          A forum post reflects a response to a given thread at a given time. People's opinions and how they express themselves are entitled to change. It's HubPages decision because it's their forum.

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I guess we have a difference in value. To each their own. wink

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    Why,indeed?

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Indeed. Why?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Indeed, why not?

    2. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, you might see it as "your content" and if it is yours, you should have the right to delete it.

      Of course that makes holes and may make other folks replies meaningless or gibberish, so it does affect others.

      But that' like saying I can't delete a hub because someone else has linked to it, isn't it?

      As I never bothered to read the TOS for the forum, and I'm sure most others never did either, I have no idea who owns these words, but I bet it is HP.

      ...

      Maybe not:

      “Author Content”: Any content, including without limitation questions, answers, forum posts, ratings, votes, and Hub comments, that Authors post on the Service other than on the Author's Hub, and all photographs that Authors post on the Service (including on the Author’s Hub).

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    There is a Russian saying: 'a word is not a sparow if you let it go, you won't be able to catch it'.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's a great expression and you can't catch words.  But I couldn't in all honesty catch a sparrow either.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I want this.

    Signing off for the day. smile

  6. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I don't wish to delete my forum posts. However, I would like them all to be magically rewritten so that my true omniscience and persuasive brilliance will not be questioned lol

  7. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I'd like most of mine deleted because a good number of them result from a caffeine (and associated word volume/speed) overload.  Then, when all the caffeine wears off I hate that my name is associated with those long posts.  lol (I do have some respectable and non-embarrassing two-liners, even one-liners; and I'd like all of them to stay - just so people know I'm capable of two- or one- liners once in awhile).  (..but, oh - a person can do some much typing and writing when he's loaded up on caffeine.  roll )

    1. Karanda profile image85
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That was the smallest post I've ever seen from you Lisa HW. Did you run out of coffee? lol

      1. Lisa HW profile image81
        Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, it is kind of time to make another half-pot full  lol - or else to make the half-pot full and then go to sleep (I can't sleep without my coffee).  (Notice that this post here is just a three-liner??   lol   )

    2. TPSicotte profile image86
      TPSicotteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you. you just gave me the smile of the day!

    3. TPSicotte profile image86
      TPSicotteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you. you just gave me the smile of the day!

  8. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago

    But if your post about wanting your posts deleted is deleted, how will anyone know that you wanted your posts deleted? big_smile

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ROFLMAO.

      And I am strictly against the suggestion. If it is implemented, there is no way to catch our forum liars on their lies. smile

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nor would we be able to point to those who admit to gaming Google.

        Not thinking of anyone in particular, of course.

  9. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    +1. I agree.

  10. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    If other members are quoting our replies (few or all) then technically our content is not deleted from hubpages forum.

  11. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I must admit, I've often found some of my forum posts a little embarrassing when I look back. I think it would be nice to delete or change some of them. But if we all did that, the threads would be in shreds, and none of them would make any sense anymore, although some never did, anyway.

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    The forum is public. To retract a lot of what one said awhile ago is a spineless and selfish act, in my opinion.

    1. Lisa HW profile image81
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, then..   I, for one, retract what I said above about wishing some posts (not particularly anything I've ever said in them, but the posts, themselves  smile ) could be deleted.    Oh wait..    it would be spineless of me to retract what I said, or change how I was thinking.   Never mind.  Everything I've ever said, including the above post, can stay.   smile   (but I do have to say, believe me, removing anything I think ought to be wouldn't be a selfish act.  I would be showing great mercy to anyone who runs into some of those posts.  smile    I was only looking out for the greater good.   hmm   (but also me)

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Care to expand? wink

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    I was not aiming my comment at Lisa HW  or anyone else. Not at all. Purely making a general point. Getting people to respond on the forum, then pulling content after awhile, is unfair in my opinion.

  14. CASE1WORKER profile image84
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    Perhaps people find it easier to pull comments rather than apologise for statements that are later found to be erroneous or in bad taste?

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Q: Why did you say what you said when you said it?

      A: Because I meant what I meant when I meant it!

      Q: Yes, but why did you have to say it?

      A: Because I thought what I thought at the time that I thought so.

      1. RedElf profile image86
        RedElfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile

  15. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    You know…, deleting all forum posts would mean:

    A.    HP wouldn’t have to buy any new servers for a year.

    B.    HP would be immediately ungoogle-slapped, what with such a large chunk of all the nonsense suddenly gone.

    Yes it would. smile

    PS

    This insight of mine is so brilliant that I’m sending a bill to HP.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

 
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