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    Default Can one delete a blog post?

    I have 'acquired' some unwanted blog posts because of the merger of accounts. I would like to delete some of them.

    There is no option to delete an entry if you go into it via the [Edit] option, as far as I could see.

    At the bottom of the list of all blog entries, there's an option called 'Moderation' and within that, there's an option to 'Delete blog entry' but if I select that and click [Proceed], I get told "You did not select any valid entries".

    So, going back to the list of blog entries, I try to see if there's a way to select blog entries -and draw a blank.

    Is it possible to delete a blog entry? Or am I just looking in the wrong place?

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    AFAIK you can't. But you can ask a moderator or admin to do it for you (they did for me in the past).
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    Thanks for that. Pleased to know it wasn't just me being dumb!

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    I've been a member of a different vBlog blogging website for many years, and it all comes down to the settings that are chosen by the Administrator.

    So for that other site, I can edit or delete comments to my heart's content, even go back and change comments years later, which I've done to fix typos and whatnot. Here you have a time limit to edit, and evidently cannot delete a post entirely (although you can edit the content down to a collection of elipses; "...............................").

    I don't understand the rationale for limiting edits, but, hey, I'm not paying for the site nor dealing with the hassles of running it.

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    I don't think you can delete blog posts, but try this:

    select a blog post by clicking in the box next to it,
    then try the moderation, delete blog post

    if that doesn't work PM a moderator with details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taggart View Post
    I don't think you can delete blog posts, but try this:

    select a blog post by clicking in the box next to it,
    then try the moderation, delete blog post

    if that doesn't work PM a moderator with details.
    Not sure what 'box next to it' you mean. All I see is this:

    blogs.png

    In other words, there is no means of selecting one blog entry from the next, as far as I could tell.

    The only thing you can do for an individual blog entry is click the 'pencil icon' next to the blog entry title to edit it. I assumed the lack of a checkbox or an equivalent was the reason for the 'you didn't select any valid entries' error if you try clicking Moderation -> Delete Blog Entry.

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    Ah, moderator only feature. Sorry.
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