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Deleting Image Uploads To the Forums

TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The DjinneratorAt the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
Hi all.

Simply put: If one uploads an image here, is there a way to delete it? I'm talking about pasting directly into the thread, which seems to upload the image to a cdn.

Thanks.

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    jmcdonaldjmcdonald I voted, did you? DC(ish)Registered User regular
    You can edit the post to delete the image. Whether that removes it on the back end *who knows*?

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    TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    I'm specifically concerned with removing it on the back end.

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    jmcdonald wrote: »
    You can edit the post to delete the image. Whether that removes it on the back end *who knows*?

    Just as a test I went back to a recent post I made with an image. Removed the image, refreshed the page, and then loaded the image's URL in another tab. It was still there, and I was able to edit it back into the post.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    yeah deleting them from posts absolutely does not remove them from the CDN, they're more or less there forever without some kind of administrator intervention on the database, as far as I can tell.

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    knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    I know the forums have a balefire option, where every post a user ever made is deleted, but I don’t know if that would help in this case.

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    TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    edited May 26
    It really feels like forum posts are completely decoupled from image uploads. Once you upload you just get a URL that you can embed in a post.

    Even if every post I've ever made was removed permanently, the images would remain up - Just not accessible without the URLs. But the image would still be there.

    In fact, I'm not even sure if there's a way to associate images to users who uploaded them.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    that is correct as far as I know, I don't know if it saves what account uploaded stuff on the backend but I don't know of any way for users to check that

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