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  1. 1964human profile image79
    1964humanposted 4 years ago

    I am about to become so pissed I am gonna dump this site. How the hell do I delete article? I have wasted a LOT of time trying to find this answer, if it is here somewhere it is so hidden it can't be found. WHY would you intentionally annoy people like this? A search bar in the help section is too complicate or what?

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's at the top of every single page you create. You hit 'edit,' and from there you can delete.

      In fact, after looking at a page of mine, you don't even have to hit 'edit' to delete. You can just delete.

      It's maybe the single LEAST HIDDEN feature of the website. Perhaps another cup of coffee would be in order, this morning?

      1. 1964human profile image79
        1964humanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        And maybe you need less coffee so you are not a complete ass.

  2. Dolores Monet profile image94
    Dolores Monetposted 4 years ago

    Please do not allow your frustration to get the better of you. If you haven not been very active on the site it can take awhile to learn the ropes. The more you interact with HP, the easier it will get. If you are signed in you can see a bar at the top of each article witch includes edit, stats, questions, and delete. It's right there just like that product in the grocery store that you just can't find until a helpful clerk points it out right in front of you.

    When I first got on here, if I became too frustrated (or with anything else)I've learned to  just step away and allow your brain to settle down. It's hard to think clearly when you are in a dither.

    1. 1964human profile image79
      1964humanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, but it may be too late. I don't have  a lot of free time to mess with learning if it becomes too difficult.. In addition the first response was from an ass trying to make others feel bad and themselves feel superior. NOT my kind of people......2besure hit on the problem. Contrary to what "ass" posted you have to UNPUBLISH first because the delete button will not appear till you have. That finally solved my problem. I do very much appreciate the kindness and encouragement.

  3. 2besure profile image81
    2besureposted 4 years ago

    1964human, click like you are going to edit the article. Next click 'unpublish" and then "delete"

    1. sirama profile image92
      siramaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Do I need to do Both UnPublish and Delete? What is the difference.

      I do delete only. Just curious to know!!!

      1. theraggededge profile image96
        theraggededgeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Unpublish leaves them on your account, so you can republish them at a later date.

        Deleting them wipes them from your account.

        Note: if there is ever a future dispute over copyright, unpublishing or deleting means the original publication date is lost.

        1. sirama profile image92
          siramaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Thank You Bev G.

    2. 1964human profile image79
      1964humanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much. It was all I needed. Hit unpublished first!!!


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