Deleting Posts

Topics: User Forum
May 26, 2006 at 4:20 PM
During the setup I created test posts with test users. But I cannot delete posts other than my own, even though I am the creator and administrator. How do I delete them?
Coordinator
May 26, 2006 at 4:36 PM
You can only delete a topic (and all posts in it) and must be the forum administrator (if you see the "Admin" link on the toolbar then you are). The delete link is in the first message in a topic.
Jun 5, 2006 at 4:29 PM
Is there any harm in going into:

http://sitename/Lists/spforums_posts/AllItems.aspx

and deleting an unwanted post? I have tried this and it seemed to work with no problem. Are there any adverse affects of doing this?

Coordinator
Jun 5, 2006 at 5:34 PM
There's not really any harm since posts are displayed based on topic so they're the last item to be deleted. It's just not the supported interface I can provide (much like direct database access to SharePoint can be done, it's just not supported or recommended by MS).