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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:28 PM

What does trashing a thread do?

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Reply What does trashing a thread do? (Original post)
Amaryllis Mar 2020 OP
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #1
Rorey Mar 2020 #2
questionseverything Mar 2020 #3
frazzled Mar 2020 #4
Amaryllis Mar 2020 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #5
WePurrsevere Mar 2020 #6
jberryhill Mar 2020 #8
intrepidity Mar 2020 #9
jberryhill Mar 2020 #10
Yonnie3 Apr 2020 #14
intrepidity Mar 2020 #11
Skittles Apr 2020 #12
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2020 #13

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:29 PM

1. Good question. Bookmarking.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:29 PM

2. You can't see it

It's still there for everyone who didn't trash it. At least that's my interpretation.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:30 PM

3. i think it means you don't see it

n/t

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:30 PM

4. Make you feel better?

Prevent you from responding with something you'll regret later?

I've never understood it either. I just don't read the threads that make me annoyed. I've never figured out what good trashing it would do.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:31 PM

7. I was thinking along the lines of de-cluttering when posts are coming so fast and furious. THere

are so many one liner posts.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:30 PM

5. You can't see it but it's still on DU.

This is the DU member formerly known as The Velveteen Ocelot.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:31 PM

6. It hides it from 'your' view. You can still find them...

in "My Account" "Trash Can" if you change your mind.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:39 PM

8. It causes a small twinge of pain in the person who posted it

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:44 PM

9. No it doesn't

I can personally attest

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:45 PM

10. I know

 

But itís fun to imagine.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 10:44 AM

14. So that's where my twinges are coming from.

Thanks!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 05:50 PM

11. Trashing by keyword is actually very useful

There are other reasons for trashing individual threads, and most times I've done it have been for non-obvious reasons--like somehow the wording keeps catching my attention to where it is distracting. In my case, it almost always it is not a negative reflection on the thread itself--so it's good that the thread author doesn't know it.

ETA: I especially do this with sad posts, like those about lost loved ones and pets. I read the thread but then have to hide it because it keeps reminding me.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:59 PM

12. makes it so you don't have to see it

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:40 AM

13. It means that you will no longer see it - except on the front page

You can also "trash" subjects by keyword, so you won't see any thread with that word in the title.

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