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Date Posted: 9/19/2009 4:35 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2009
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Why doesn't PBS make it where we can decide to delete our threads.  If they made it where we could delete our threads when we were done with them there wouldn't be as many people complaining about the threads we post.  Like if post where your not supposed to or if your done with the thread then you can delete it.  If there was a tab in our account page that had all or threads and gave us a chance to delete them it would help the site alot for when people are searching the forums.  There are a lot of threads that say done or deleted or taken and stuff like old thread close.  So if we could get rid of our own threads it would be great. 

Is this ever going to be an option becuase it would be a great option to have.  It would cut down on a lot of pissed off members who are out there telling other members what they can and can't do.  It would also give the members who are policing the site time to do what they want to do.  I know some members would still keep making threads and not deleting them but there are a bunch of use who would delete them just to have some of the clutter gone from our discussion forum. 

This would especially help the BB.  I know some members creat a thread and dont come back to say that there stuff is taken.  So if they could just hit a delete option instead of having to search for there threads it would make things easier for everyone.   

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 5:09 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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Hi Elizabeth - you can make this suggestion to PBS by clicking the contact link at the bottom of the page under company heading.  In my opinion, if someone doesn't go back to update they won't go back to delete either.  The best way is to put your thread on watched topic so it is easy to find.  If you want to remove the information just edit the post and delete the text in the original posts and any responses made -  change subjected to deleted  and move on. Eventually it is buried amongst the other threads. 

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 5:42 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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I find some of the older threads very helpful when looking for information.  I like that I can search back and back and see what was said about a subject.  When you've gotten your information, that doesn't mean others can't use the information in the thread.  I dislike it when people delete their orginial question, as then the thread means nothing.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 5:53 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
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Last Edited on: 9/20/09 11:38 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 5:53 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Yeah, I agree with Cozette, when I first joined I found the older info in the threads to be invaluable. Many topics help a lot of people who don't know the answer to the questions, not just the OP.

Although, there are a lot of personal topics that people might regret posting in the future. But, you can always remove your posts ... I've seen someone who posts that she removes all of her posts when they are older than 30 days.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 6:06 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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If people start a thread and don't bother to come back to it, why would you think they'd delete it if given the option?

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 6:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Also when people stop posting on a thread it gets bumped back and no one really looks at it anymore.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 6:16 PM ET
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Also then the rest of the posts would have to be deleted and I personally wouldn't want someone to have the right to delete a post I made-even if was in a thread they started.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 9:30 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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Bizzy1,

You are so very very very new to the site, yet the majority of your posts are full of complaints, disappointments, anger, and general miscontent with the site, various rules and threads, and other members.  You've already been in a handful of arguments and challenges with folks, in multiple forums, and you've got, what, 43 posts right now.  You've even admitted to breaking the rules already, because it suited you, since you really had to get rid of your books.  Are you sure this is the place for you?  If it is, my suggestion to you is to not worry about other members actions, and just try your best to enjoy yourself, and look forward, not back, get your books, read your books, send your books, have fun in the forums, and not to be looking around every corner for something to complain about or someone to argue with.  I'd encourage you to stop wasting time tracking down old threads and posts of folks you've never interacted with to support your arguments, it's mildly stalkerish.  I do hope you can stop looking for the wrong and the negative in every forum and with nearly everyone you encounter here and just enjoy yourself.  You seem extremely unhappy here, I hope you can get it turned around.

hugs

:) 

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 9:59 PM ET
Member Since: 12/22/2008
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What Julie said.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 10:22 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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Julie hit the nail on the head with that reply.

Date Posted: 9/20/2009 8:40 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I was thinking something similar but didn't know how to formulate it without coming off as bashing.  Because I noticed the same thing.

You get out of PBS what you put into it.  THe boards can be a lot of fun if you let them be.

Date Posted: 9/20/2009 10:51 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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Spot on Julie.

Date Posted: 9/20/2009 7:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2009
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Well Julie I think the fact that you’re following me from forum to forum is kind of stalkerish.  You seem to know exactly how many post I’ve made and exactly what I'm doing maybe you should worry about yourself.  Seriously do you keep an eye on where I'm posting and just follow me to that post to find out what I put.  Oh wait your the PBS Police thats your job, to make sure others aren't doing wrong.

This is not the first forum that you have found one of my post and made rude comments and faked kindness. 

Quit covering up your rudeness with fake kindness

Hugs :)

I was not looking for a fight nor did i did use old threads those were threads that were on the front page the day I posed the same thing.  So why dont you just stop following me around and maybe I wouldn't have things to complain about.

Also I'm not saying that old threads that could be helpful to others should be deleted.  I'm saying that ones that dont have anything in them or say delete that the person that made them have the chance to delete them.  It would be an extremely helpful thing for the Book Bazaar, If you don't use it though you don't know what i'm saying. 

This post is not really a complaint it was a question if you would read right and here it was "Is this ever going to be an option because it would be a great option to have?" If you didn't know the answer you should not have posted to the thread.  Especially if you were just going to complain about me.

 

Date Posted: 9/20/2009 8:09 PM ET
Member Since: 12/22/2008
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Uhmmm........methinks it a bit paranoid of you (or egotistical)  to think someone is following you around and stalking you.  I visit many forums daily and have seen you in several places.

As for how many times you have posted to the forums, please see the upper right-hand corner of your last post to find that information. Gasp......there it is, right up there for everyone to see.

Personally, I think you continue raising issues just to bump your post to the top to gain attention. 

JMHO



Last Edited on: 9/20/09 8:12 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 9/20/2009 8:27 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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Honestly, could someone check this person's ID, you're supposed to be an adult to post here.

Date Posted: 9/20/2009 8:30 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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BTW Bizzy, I'm not faking my kindness.  Nearly everyone here will tell you, if I didn't feel like being nice to you, you would for sure know it.  I really do hope you can leave your fear, anger and miscontent at the door and enjoy the joint, and the books.  You have really gotten off on a bad foot with almost everyone you've interacted with, you've left a bad taste in the mouth of many people, and, I feel bad for you.  I hope you can salvage your reputation of being so paranoid and upset with the whole thing and learn to make friends here.  I mean it, I really do.  :)

Date Posted: 9/20/2009 8:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2009
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Sorry almost everyone I interact with how would you know that.  do you go every where i post and read what i'm posting and what other members are posting.  If not then your just making an assumption off of this thread and the other thread i posted.  Which are the only threads that have had any bad responses.  And for you to go and read all the posts i've made and then call me a stalker when i have read none of your is beyond crazy.  

I am not angry with you nor do i have any fear.  I didn't start this thread to have the same people argue with me all over again.  I went to a totally different forum and asked a question.  It was not an invitation for everyone from the mystery and thriller forum to come over here and comment.  If its not constructive your part of the problem.  If you don't like my threads you can read who made them so dont go in them.    

Date Posted: 9/20/2009 8:47 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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Bizzy1, do you really think that the folks who participate in the mystery forum just stay in the mystery forum.  Is it really that hard for you to understand that people visit a variety of forums?

Date Posted: 9/20/2009 9:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I hang out regularly on like 10 boards here and also posted on that mystery thread.



Last Edited on: 9/20/09 9:25 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/20/2009 9:06 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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Hey!  I do most of my posting on the Mystery/Thriller forum but...I'm here too!  I occasionally post on four or five other forums here as well because I read all sorts of books.  That's how this place is supposed to work.

Date Posted: 9/20/2009 10:42 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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Never though I would see the day that Julie was described as fake.

As for deleting old posts, they used to fall off if they werent posted in after 45 days, and PBS changed that a few years ago. I like that they are here, good way to reference information, and the history of PBS.

As for the accusations of members being Forum Police, that is a good thing. The PBS Team has too much work as it is, and as members here, it is our resposiblity to make sure that every forum doesnt turn into a rummage sale. When members take the time to point out what shouldnt be posted in these threads they are taking care of a place that they love. Membership has its priveleges and also its obligation to the site. Fairness to all members is one of the founding tenets of PBS, And to be fair to all members, individual members need to step back sometimes and ask if what they are posting or where they are posting is doing the right thing in the big picture. Sometimes new members cant yet see the big picture, but there are members who have been here long enough to see some of the effects of not being a self policing forum.

People who step up and have the courage to tell us when we are wrong are the people that keep these forums a pleasuable place to go, where we can learn about books and others experiences, make some friends, find some allies, get comfort when life goes all to crap.

When I was little we had a few neighborhod ladies who wont hesitate to jump into the fray when a little kid went too far with bad behavior. They would take us by our arm and march us right to our mother, and then they both would give us a good taking to. They kept us kids safe from cars going too fast on out on the street, make us pick up the litter that would settle wherever we were playing, make us go knock on the door of the house that had the broken window from the errant baseball. They also came with the cookies and the iced tea in the summer afternoons. Those ladies were our  police, and kept that block sane and safe for all of us.  The world would be a really crappy place if there werent others in it that care enough to let us know when we are screwing up.  Anarchy aint all its cracked up to be.



Last Edited on: 9/20/09 11:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/20/2009 11:07 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
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Yeah, neither would I. "Instigator" is a much better word.  It really isn't called for. I don't think I've ever seen another member be so blatantly rude to a new member. Well, except for  those who bashed me after my initial post here. . . .

Date Posted: 9/21/2009 6:59 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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Rana, you clearly got off on the wrong foot with folks too, as you continue to mention your hurt.  I see you're still licking your wounds, tho you've been here since January.  You and I have had no interaction, but you seem to feel like lashing out at me will get even with those you perceive have wronged you.  My advice to you is the same, try to get some fun out of this.  If you think you are the first person here to take the brunt of rudeness, you are in la la land.  Everyone here has, at one time or another, taken some rudeness or mean spiritedness from another member, or even a few.  Yet you and Bizzy1 seem determined to hang on to the perceived hurt, to lash out at people, to be unable to let it go.  I'm not a major fan of PBS, but I have enough common sense to know this place is mild compared to the rest of the internet.  You and Bizzy1 are cleary new to the forums of the web.  Don't waste your time telling me how many chat rooms you've visited.  I'm in my late 30's and grew up in the silicone valley.  I've been using computers and visiting forums probably as long as the two of you started elementary school.  I'm trying to help the two of you, give you some perspective, this place is tame, so build a bridge, the two of you, and get over it.

Date Posted: 9/21/2009 8:19 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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Please, people...this person is obviously either 12 years old or mentally ill. Responding to her only gives her what she wants. The best way to deal with her is to ignore her--it will drive her even crazier if no one responds to her drivel. Yes, I know...here I am, adding to the "problem." :P But this will be the last post I make in response to any thread rife with her whining.

Cheryl

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