Computer Error - Triplicate Posting

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MorningStar
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Computer Error - Triplicate Posting

Postby MorningStar » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:22 am

Hello,
Last night I was trying to post a new chapter for my fanfiction. The site seemed to be lagging for me, and I would receive an error message after the action eventually timed out. Finally, it seemed to go through and I got to the page which states that the post needs to be approved by an admin first etc.

Later when I went to check to see if it was updated, I found that multiple posts of the same chapter had appeared. I want to know how I can remove the duplicates?

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Re: Computer Error - Triplicate Posting

Postby Kzinti_Killer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:34 am

They've already been removed, but in the future, if you check the top of each post, there should be a row of icons offering you options to edit or delete.

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Re: Computer Error - Triplicate Posting

Postby MorningStar » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:42 am

Thank you! The only icons I had seen at the top of the post were for edit, report and quote. The edit option was not allowing me to delete. I'll try to be more cautious about this in the future.

Thanks again!
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Re: Computer Error - Triplicate Posting

Postby Heavenli24 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:31 pm

Don't worry about it - double/triple posting can happen quite often. I also sometimes find the site is slow to submit posts... sometimes it will still be trying to load the submitted post page, but you might find that if you open the forum in a new window, your post has actually already registered and has loaded.

Also, I've noticed that the option to delete a post will go away after a certain period of time, leaving only the edit or quote option available, so if you want to delete a post it's best to try doing it as soon after you posted it as possible.


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