How do you delete a message that you have posted?

New Here ,
May 05, 2009 May 05, 2009

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Ho wdoes one delete a message that they have posted to a forum.  The problem beiong that my message has now made google and I want it out of there, so I need to remorve it from the forum.

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Julie Thompson

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Mentor ,
May 05, 2009 May 05, 2009

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I'm unsure whether you can.

But withdrawing the post from Adobe forums, wouldn't help withdrawing from Google.

Once picked up from Google, Yahoo and all the other serach engines it there for all posterity.

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Engaged ,
May 05, 2009 May 05, 2009

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You can't.... once it's been picked up by Google, it's there...

You can edit your post here though and delete content but i don't think you, yourself, can delete the post itself.However, you could try sending a message to the moderators and asking them to delete it from these forums... but as for Google, etc., once it's there it's there.

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LEGEND ,
May 05, 2009 May 05, 2009

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jhabrix wrote:

you could try sending a message to the moderators and asking them to delete it.

Yes you can try but I found that it helps if you mail them a $20 Starbucks coffee gift certificate.

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Contributor ,
May 05, 2009 May 05, 2009

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~graffiti wrote:


Yes you can try but I found that it helps if you mail them a $20 Starbucks coffee gift certificate.

Heck with that... I just give people the url to my paypal account.

Seriously, there is seldom a need to close or delete things unless someone inadvertantly posted personal information or something like that. But, once it's out there, it's not possible for us to do much about it, other than, perhaps, removing it from the forum archives. But it really is too late by then anyway.

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Advisor ,
May 05, 2009 May 05, 2009

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~graffiti wrote:

jhabrix wrote:

you could try sending a message to the moderators and asking them to delete it.

Yes you can try but I found that it helps if you mail them a $20 Starbucks coffee gift certificate.

What, don't points count for anything anymore?!

<Dave Milbut - surely you have a duck-&-run animgif that I could use here>

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Enthusiast ,
May 06, 2009 May 06, 2009

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😉

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Mentor ,
May 06, 2009 May 06, 2009

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That's the thing about a public forum they are public.

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New Here ,
May 08, 2009 May 08, 2009

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I realize that but my problem is that I am about to go live with a new

website, and when someone does a search on my website name, they are also

going to pickup me asking for help at a forum. If it was me assisting

somebody it is a totally different story.

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Contributor ,
May 08, 2009 May 08, 2009

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JulieThompsonaus wrote:

I realize that but my problem is that I am about to go live with a new

website, and when someone does a search on my website name, they are also

going to pickup me asking for help at a forum.

Fact of life: Everybody has questions and needs some help now and then. We all have moments when we forget the simplest of things. So we ask. No big deal.

Your one little question is but a very tiny drop in a very large ocean; no need to worry about it.

If I had a penny for every time I saw extraordinarily rudimentary questions from people who REALLY ought to know better...people who claim to use  [Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign/QuarkXPress/Dreamweaver/name-any-pro-level-application] every day, people who have M.A. degrees in graphic arts, who hold down well-paying, high-profile jobs, who ought to know that the answer they want could be found in the Help files or by Googling in under a minute, people who ask time and time again how to perform the simplest of functions in their money-maker application...

...well, I've lost track, but it'd be one whompin' big pile of pennies.

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Engaged ,
May 08, 2009 May 08, 2009

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I believe the only appropriate response to this is by Joe from the sitcom News Radio:

"Dude, you can't take stuff back off the internet. That's like trying to take pee back out of a pool!"

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Enthusiast ,
May 08, 2009 May 08, 2009

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how will they ever know it's you? Julie Thompson is hardly a unique name. google returns almost 13 million hits.

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New Here ,
May 08, 2009 May 08, 2009

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Its not my personal name that concerns me but the search on the name

"webdesignbythebay"

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Enthusiast ,
May 08, 2009 May 08, 2009

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ah, i see. well, like others have said, there's nothing you can do once it's "on the internet".

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Mentor ,
May 08, 2009 May 08, 2009

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I guess we need to pay more attention as to what we post?

Luckily there are people who will alert Adobe to personal information but that does not really help when google gets there first. So ultimately it boils down to don't post information that you don't want everyone to know. You think that would be common knowledge in this day and age.

don't take personal offense Julie, this is for all the other people who would make the same mistake.

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New Here ,
May 08, 2009 May 08, 2009

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Yes I've learnt my lesson( from my first post) and now I'll be more careful.

I appreciate everyone's comments on this one.

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Guide ,
May 08, 2009 May 08, 2009

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JulieThompsonaus wrote:

Its not my personal name that concerns me but the search on the name

"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

Oooooooops!   You've just added another Google hit pointing to this thread.  

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