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Old 05-18-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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Default How can I close or delete a thread I started?

How can I close or delete a thread I started?
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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Never tried to do that. But if you can it will be under the "Thread Tools" pull down menu.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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If it is over 90 minutes old you will not be able to edit it. You can report it by clicking on the Report Posts icon. The report will go to an appropriate moderator. If a lot of people have replied to it, they might not delete it, they may close it...
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Musings about starting a thread

What is it about being an orginal poster (starting a thread) that makes some people so possessive and controlling? A thread is not going the way they originally conceived of it, so they want to close it or delete it? I don't get it. I have started a number of threads, but I view myself only as the person who initiated a conversation, not as a school teacher in front of a class whose legitimate role is to direct and limit the discussion. We are all adults here, or least we are supposed to be.

Yes, I do understand that some threads spin out of control and become flame wars and should be closed. But any poster in that thread, not only the OP, can legitimately and properly report such a condition to a moderator. In my view, the OP as a reporter would carry no more or no less weight, credibility, or validity than anyone else.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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How can I close or delete a thread I started?
Since you have only started, and participated, in one thread since joining it wasn't difficult to figure things out. I have closed the thread.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Oops! I forgot something.

In my post #4 above, I was speaking in general terms and did not intend any criticism of the OP of this thread, especially inasmuch as I did not take the trouble to find the thread in question. I recognize that in a given case, there might be excellent reasons for wanting a thread closed. So, my apologies to the OP. Haste makes waste when posting!

I was basing my comments on actual experiences I have witnessed with OP's trying to control the direction of the discussions and becoming frustrated. (It's sort of like herding cats.) So I do stand behind those comments, but with the caveat of my first paragraph here.
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