Accidental Double Posts, What To Do?

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    This morning, I started a thread in the comedy section, and when I went back to edit my (perennial) typing errors; I accidentally re-posted the whole thing instead of just editing it. I looked around on the page and didn't see any way of deleting the first post (uncorrected one); and I did a search for double posts, but haven't found any information; so I thought maybe it is just a good thing to start a thread on and ask about.
    What is the correct procedure for accidental double posts ? Is there a way we can delete the unwanted ones ourselves, or should we leave it and just report the extra post to Admin to be deleted ?
     
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    I wonder if there was a glitch, because I just saw the same thing happened when I went to edit one of my posts yesterday. It's entirely possible that I screwed up, but for both of us to, on the same day, sounds strange. My double posts are in the Good Morning Thread.
     
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    Usually, it has to do with a temporary glitch in the connection. Because it doesn't seem to respond, you click it again, resulting in a double post. It's not a big deal. Just let me know and I'll delete one of them.
     
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    I noticed a different glitch on another forum yesterday. I kept getting the message given to newbies, about having to post 5 times before performing some other action. I remembered this glitch and started wondering if the forums were under attack. Hopefully it was just a fluke on each site.
     
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    When that happens to me, I go back to the duplicate post, delete all text and type "duplicate post". I then click report and ask that it be deleted.
     
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    That's a good idea, I'll try to remember to do that in the future.
     
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