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Hi - I posted a question in the wrong category. I've now posted in the right one. How do I delete the original post? Sorry - a bit of a novice at this! Thanks!


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,794
    edited October 2021
    You can delete by using the edit button - which is in the top right hand corner of your post - a little black cog wheel [don't ask me why they chose that as the symbol!]
    You have just under an hour after your initial post to do it   :)

    Don't worry about the categories though - most of us just look at Recent Discussions, and don't take any notice of the category at all.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,457
    It doesn't really matter too much which category you post in, but you have an hour to delete or edit a  post. Just click on the little cog symbol next to your post and delete the wording. 
    I think l'm right in saying that the box will remain but it will be blank.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,305
    Sometimes, to make it work,  you need to put a full stop or any character in the box rather than leave it empty.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    edited October 2021
    You can click on edit then place it in your drafts, can delete from there.
    no take that back, you cant do that,  just tried 😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Ah - I tried editing it and removing all the text but it wasn't having it. Maybe I had left it too long. Hey ho - I will know for next time. Thanks for the advice all!
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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,800
    I wondered why there are sometimes posts with just a dot.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    I'd guess that it's when the poster isn't sure how to delete a post so just adds a dot @Busy-Lizzie
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,800
    I was answering B3 @Uff :)
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
     :) Soz I thought you were asking a question  
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
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