Deleting posts: this will be updated when I have worked out how to do it

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Why do you need to delete your old posts? They don’t take up any of your own space.

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You can edit and remove some or all of your saved post.

But if someone quotes portion of your post, I think it would remain in quoted post.

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I’m not sure whether you think anyone else should care that you are defacing all the content you’ve added? Frankly no one is essential to any forum, so I don’t see it as a big loss (any more than my content or anyone else’s).

A forum is essentially an anonymous conversation where anyone can take part. And there is an inherent value in that conversation, because it helps participants and readers to enhance their understanding. What IS damaging about what you are doing, therefore, is that you are garbling the conversations that have taken place.

In a conversation each of us is reacting to what others say, and they are likewise reacting to us. But now you’re replacing your side of all conversation with an empty brick, so anyone trying to make sense of these conversations in the future will be SOL. If I had known you were going to do this, then I would have made a point to always ignore everything you ever wrote, and I will be sure to ignore anything you say in the future. Or maybe it is your intention to deface all your posts and then leave the forum?

Do you have a reason for doing this? Paranoia about politicians? Over-inflated ego about the value of the things you think? Petty frustrations boiling over? Or do you just intend to break as much as you can and then slip away quietly without explanation?

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This is a forum that’s hosted on a platform called Discourse. The name of the platform describes its purpose.

dis·course
NOUN[ˈdisˌkôrs]

1. written or spoken communication or debate

It is my opinion that the makers of Discourse have intentionally made it difficult for content to be removed for the reasons that @Jag1 has stated. It is even difficult for me, a site administrator, to remove content of a member, I am bound by the same limitations as the member.

The Discourse platform differs from most social media sites. It is a place to share and discuss information for the good of all members. It is hoped that members will post for the sake of others as well as for their own sake.

This site is a great resource. The majority of what has ever been posted is still available and searchable, our past content is one of the best assets the community has to offer. Removal of your content will be only a small loss for the community, but it will still be a loss.

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The answer is that you cannot delete everything you have posted in one operation. They must be deleted individually and as you have discovered there is a limit to how many you can delete in a day.

Why do you say it’s impossible, it is doable, but it will take a while.

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The question as to why you want to do it is a reasonable question though, because people might have other solutions if we knew the why. You could always create a new profile and pretend they weren’t your posts.

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But wait, I thought your question was “Yep, editing works. Will do.” Or do you mean what you may or may not have written nine days ago and have deleted three times. Sorry, but that is just hilarious.

You may not like it, but THIS is what a real conversation is. You do not have control over the topic of this thread, or what any one else will say or ask. Maybe it would be best to answer the question, since there are people willing to help.