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    Can you delete a thread you started?


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    No, users can't delete threads, but you can edit your post asking that it be deleted, or report the post asking that it be deleted by using the report post button in the lower-left corner of each post.
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    Not that I am aware of, but if you need a thread deleted, just use the "Report" button(looks like a triangle) found below your username and a Moderator will delete it.
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    Great Thanks ..Sorry to ask in the wrong local ..

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    similar kind of doubt...how to close my own post ...is there any option available for that?
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    No. Users can't close their threads.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Smile

    hmm...so we got read and write but not execute permission
    #ls -l linuxforum
    rwxrw-r-- linuxforum
    First they ignore you,Then they laugh at you,Then they fight with you,Then you win. - M.K.Gandhi
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    #ls -l linuxforum
    rwxrw-r-- linuxforum
    Correct !!
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    I moderate on another Linux forum and we get such requests all the time (we just explain that we don't routinely close or delete threads), but I've never figured out why anyone would start a thread and then later on ask for it to be deleted. To me, the point of a forum is to share ideas and solutions. If you delete your thread then no one else benefits from the discussion. If you get a solution before someone has replied, its important that you post your solution so that others benefit from it.

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    we rarely get thread deletion requests. a few months back, a member asked for providing solution for HomeWork assignment. i locked that thread and he/she asked for thread deletion.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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