#2 Edited by idBloc (126 posts) -
#3 Posted by Fattony12000 (7586 posts) -
#4 Posted by Mento (2728 posts) -

It's a problem that's been around since that time I posted a dozen iterations of the same blog (which happened due to an entirely separate error close to the site's launch a couple weeks back). I figured the new site's system involved marking things for deletion and letting them sit there until a moderator dealt with it, rather than giving us common rabble the agency to delete our own blogs. Those dozen copies were still there the last time I checked, though, so either no-one informed the moderators of their new duty or something's amiss.

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#5 Posted by idBloc (126 posts) -

The rule is when a blog is deleted (works on the individual view and the list):

- if you are staff: you can see anything

- if you are moderator: you can see anything

- if you are the author of the blog entry: you can see anything

- if you are none of the above: you can only see non-deleted content

It is confusing but it provides more flexibility for you guys to create great content (if you don't want your content to be published you can delete it and undelete it afterwards).

Tips to check if users can see your content: log out, open another browser or open an incognito tab and hit the URL: you should not be able to see the content

#6 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

You can never rid yourself of shameful blogs. You can hide them from others, but you will never be able to forget. NEVER.

@idbloc: How clear is it to moderators and staff that a piece of content has been deleted and is not visible to everyone else?

#7 Edited by idBloc (126 posts) -

@lordandrew said:

You can never rid yourself of shameful blogs. You can hide them from others, but you will never be able to forget. NEVER.

Too bad there is no sound with messages because a demonic laugh would have suited well your message. :>

Right now, it's not so clear.. only the delete button shows "Undelete" instead of "Delete". We'll add the same "deleted" tag used in the forums and comments.

#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Do deleted blogs still count toward my overall blog count? Or are there separate counts for writers and readers? It seems confusing and makes me reluctant to try out test blogs whenever I come up with some dumb idea.

#9 Edited by idBloc (126 posts) -

Yes it does; does it make a huge difference towards your use of the blogs? Up to you, I can change that (I don't think we have a preference).

#10 Posted by MormonWarrior (2638 posts) -

I don't even see a delete button - how do I do it? I've got some obnoxious blog entries that I want to remove. I must've been in a bad mood when I wrote them.

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@idbloc said:

Yes it does; does it make a huge difference towards your use of the blogs?

It makes me less willing to experiment with my blogs. That's about it, though.

#12 Edited by Daneian (1251 posts) -

I'm having this issue right now. Tried posting a blog and was hit with server errors. So I tried to resubmit and long story short I have 7 copies of the same post and I would love to delete them from my blog roll.

#13 Posted by Rorie (3169 posts) -

@daneian: Sorry for the hiccup. I went ahead and deleted all but one of those blogs.

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#14 Posted by Daneian (1251 posts) -

@rorie: Thanks Rorie! You're the best.

#15 Posted by mrpibb (470 posts) -

hey all, apologies for the issues. We're rolling out a fix asap.

#16 Posted by mrpibb (470 posts) -

this should now be fixed. sorry for the issues.