Help How to delete an unposted thread

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  1. Jeremy Woodoff

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    I started to compose a new thread, and as usual got completely tied up with the picture posting process. I wanted to delete the unposted thread and start over, but no matter what I do--deleting the text and pictures, closing the NAWCC tab, etc--when I come back and click the "post new thread" button, my old, unfinished post appears. How can I get rid of it?

    And, I see that I have a typo in the title of this thread, but the edit button doesn't allow me to change that. Why not?
     
  2. Tom McIntyre

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    Did you post the new thread and then try to edit it? I am trying to track down the permissions and you seem to have the ability to edit both the thread contents and the title within 30 minutes of posting.

    The thread title is edited by clicking on the Thread Tools link at the top of the thread. That may be a bit confusing, but the title belongs to all the posts so there is no edit function for it when editing a post, even if it is the first one.
     
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    In an unposted thread, you can highlight the text and delete, or put your cursor at the end of the sentence and backspace to clear it.
     
  4. Tom McIntyre

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    Once you have posted a thread, you may not delete it. This policy is to prevent trolling which has been a problem in the past. If you want the thread deleted, you can use the report function and ask that it be deleted. A simple please delete will be fine and the first supermoderator who sees the request will delete the thread for you.
     

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