Originally Posted by royrose
I recently adopted a policy of reviewing my posts the next day. If I conclude that I was sucked into responding to a troll or that I was participating in an off topic discussion, I delete the post.
I can't argue with this policy and do not mean to criticize you for adopting it. There are certainly a number of my posts that I would like to erase. However, isn't it more honorable to stand by what I've said, and leave the words there so all may see the horse's rear I've made of myself? :o
Besides, I don't know if this happens to you, but it seems it's always the stupidest things I say which are promptly quoted by someone replying to them. So, though I may delete my post, the words are still right there, in black and white, for all to see, anyway. DOH! :rolleyes:
Might it not be better to pause and think, even for a moment, before clicking that "submit reply" button, thereby avoiding the later embarrassment? Though, as I've said, there are a number of my posts I regret and would like to erase, there are an even greater number of them that, thankfully, never even saw the light of day simply because, even after spending a half hour composing them, I paused long enough to decide I was making a mistake.
I mean no disrespect, and sincerely hope this post is not one I'll wish I'd never made. Just offering food for thought. :)