"To-Be-Deleted" Shortcut Idea

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Since it's not possible to delete a RECord on the site, perhaps one option would be to create a "Delete" shortcut option in the "Revise" tool.

So, if something needs to be deleted (say, for copyright reasons) then the user could click "Revise" and then there would be a "Delete" option that would automatically contribute it to the BugMaster's collaboration for stuff to be deleted.

This would make the deletion process easier, especially for new users that may not be familiar with contributing to collaborations yet.
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Matt Conley

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caramazen

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What if we could delete records within ten minutes of making it, providing that no one has recommended it/resourced it yet?

This could really help prevent people accidentally posting images that don't show up right or audio files that don't work and then cluttering their page with versions that don't work.
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sfdetroiter

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Even a 2- or 3- minute window would be helpful for deleting the accidents!

I really like Matt's idea, too. Could it also be made to prevent people from recommending and/or resourcing the record anymore until it gets deleted? I know nothing about computer programming.
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Cassandra Walker

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Definitely.
Just tried to upload text for the Dialogue Tales and it said there was an error.
So I tried again and it worked.
Only to go to my page and the original HAD uploaded.
In need of a "delete" button :)
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The one consolation to having a text RECord that you want to delete is that text RECords can be edited so you could post something else in its place. Unfortunately that puts that RECord down a ways in terms of heart rate. if its something you want noticed then that isn't much of a consolation. I have some of my old I'm-not-crazy-about-this-one text RECords bookmarked for those instances when I want to post something but don't really care if it gets noticed.

Now that I've written that out, it does sound kind of strange. I guess I was thinking about something like a text message that you are going to post within an album or as the featured RECord on a collab. where it will still get noticed because of where it is placed.

As far as the error message goes, I've had that happen as well. Sometimes you get an error message and nothing posts and sometimes it's a false error message like you said. What i have had happen more often lately is that I will hit the RECord button and it diverts me to the featured page and then I go back and find that my RECord did post after all. I'm sure you know this now, but it is always a good idea to go back and see if your RECord showed up.

Hope that helps.

Incidentally, I am in favor of 2-or-3 minute (or more) window idea as well as Matt's direct deposit Record Removal button!
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Callie MacPherson

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I want delete!
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Katie Hawken

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This is a great idea. I've just started using it today and I've tried to upload an image twice and without the image uploading they've become text files and I want to get rid of them! Please help.
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Matt Conley

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Hi Katie,

If you have blank text files then you can send an e-mail to "Support@hitRECord.org" and include their URLs.

I'll review.

Thanks!

Matt
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Frah ali aman

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Why can't I delete my account entirely? It's not like I'm collaborating with anyone, I find it infuriating that I do not have that option available to me. I've tried appealing to the hitrecord team many months now and no answer. I want this thing removed for life and I promise I wont come back.
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Matt Conley

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Hi, the Terms of Service that new users agree to state that accounts cannot be deleted once they are uploaded to hitRECord: http://www.hitrecord.org/terms

Thanks.
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Frah ali aman

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I am not a new member, I've been with a member for couple years.
Thanks,
F.
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Jade King

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This would be great!!!
I have so many photos I have accidentally uploaded twice or uploading the wrong image etc.
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Frah ali aman

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I don't think our opinions matter to the hitrecord team. They've never replied to my messages. I've been ignored for so long now that I regret signing up to this org. Hindsight is 20/20.
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moonbug

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Frah, issues do get addressed but i think you should understand that there are a lot of problems to be sorted out and hitRECord does not have a huge staff. every comment isn't always answered on this forum but they do read these posts.

http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1079429