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Post 3+ Months Ago

Soft delete should be visible only to the moderators, admin, and the poster who posted the post which is soft-deleted... otherwise the only function soft-delete carries is drawing slanted, vertical lines on the post, reducing post count, and adding text at the bottom that the post was soft-deleted... The actual post is still viewable to everybody like a regular post... no use at all.
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Who are you seeing soft deleted posts made by, Bogey ?
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Here but thinking it over again, I think that is because I'm on the Website Reviewers team... nevermind
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Bigwebmaster will definitely confirm once he sees this, but that sounds like a plausible explaination to me.

I don't see the post you linked to when I log out.
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Ahh, than that is all fine... thanks :)
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That is correct, it is because you are on the website review team and have access to deleting posts there. It should only do that for you in that forum, no others.
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Forum or topic? If I'm the starter of the topic then I can delete the soft-deleted things? Or are you saying, only in that forum should I see soft-deleted posts?

You make it sound like I'm the only one who is able to view soft-deleted posts.
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Only in that forum category you should see soft deleted posts in topics.
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Can you see this post Bogey ?

competitions/tutorial-writers-competition-voting-public-tie-breaker-t99928.html#p559214

It's a post made and deleted by you, Bogey. I'm wondering if you can see soft-deleted posts made by yourself in forums other than the reviews forum. :)
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Yes, I can see that... that is another reason why I posted this... because I thought that everybody could see it for some reason :lol:
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Now that we're on this topic, could we possibly set something up so that soft-deleted posts within a topic get collapsed to one line with the "Post soft-deleted by..." text and an option to expand it?
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spork wrote:
Now that we're on this topic, could we possibly set something up so that soft-deleted posts within a topic get collapsed to one line with the "Post soft-deleted by..." text and an option to expand it?

Good idea... I hope that this would be done.
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Remember how threads in Questionables had the line-through style applied to topic titles when browsing unread posts and whatnot ?

I think that would come in handy for soft-deleted topics.
Moderator Remark: No you're not insane, I merged this from the other topic
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Now that we're on this topic, could we possibly set something up so that soft-deleted posts within a topic get collapsed to one line with the "Post soft-deleted by..." text and an option to expand it?

The same way posts made by "foes" works ?
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joebert wrote:
The same way posts made by "foes" works ?


Yeah, i believe that's what he is after. I actually think that's a great idea.
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joebert wrote:
Remember how threads in Questionables had the line-through style applied to topic titles when browsing unread posts and whatnot ?

I think that would come in handy for soft-deleted topics.


I thought there were lines going through them already?
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spork wrote:
Now that we're on this topic, could we possibly set something up so that soft-deleted posts within a topic get collapsed to one line with the "Post soft-deleted by..." text and an option to expand it?


I think that is a good idea, will work on this eventually.
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
joebert wrote:
Remember how threads in Questionables had the line-through style applied to topic titles when browsing unread posts and whatnot ?

I think that would come in handy for soft-deleted topics.


I thought there were lines going through them already?


Through the post body itself, yeah. When you're looking at the Unread Posts listing though, the thread title appears in that listing as normal, not with <del/> wrapped around it like it was with Questionables.

At least I don't think it does. I don't remember seeing any with lines through them lately. I clicked through an obvious spam post with the intention of deleting it only to see it had already been deleted right before I brought the subject up. I guess there's the chance I just happened to click through right after someone else deleted it.

Anyone want to create a new thread in the Test forum, let it get deleted, then mention which thread it is here ?
I can double check.
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For me with my unread post listing in IE8 if a thread is soft deleted there are diagonal lines through the row. Does this not work correctly with Opera?
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Definitely going to have to have someone create/delete a thread in the Test forum so I can see it.

I can see the diaginal lines going through posts themselves, but I didn't notice any going through the unread posts listing. Maybe I just didn't notice them.
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Remember on any post you can always hit the "mark post as unread" which is right next to the delete icon. So technically you didn't need someone to do this for you, however, I did create a thread in the test forum and then deleted it. Let me know what you see.
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Ah I forgot about the unread posts button.

I didn't see the thread you created in the Test forum, but I did do this.

I created a thread in there, I marked it unread, then I went to the MCP for the forum to delete the thread via the MCP forum listing instead of within the thread itself.

The indexes new posts icon didn't signal any new posts.
I did see the diagnal lines in the background this time.
I looked at the HTML, then added the following to my user.css because I like the actual line-through style personally. :)

Code: [ Select ]
.softdeleted
{
    text-decoration: line-through !important;
}
  1. .softdeleted
  2. {
  3.     text-decoration: line-through !important;
  4. }

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