Getting rid of the New Topic Box



There are times when I’m sure I’ve got an excellent question, statement, or just something to share. I will Create a new Topic, write out what I’m thinking and then when I re-read it, I realize it’s not really as great as I initially thought. I’ll hit Cancel and click on the “Yes, Abandon post” button when it pops up. But when I go to look at what posts I’ve yet to read, or search for a new post, my old “New Topic” idea jumps back up and I have to cancel and abandon it all over again. This has been going on for days.

How can I actually delete a “Created Topic” that I have tried to leave behind. (It’s like a zombie, it just won’t stay dead!)


Huh! Haven’t seen that…have you tried closing your Browser and re-opening to clear the cache?


yep, every day I close my browser when I leave work, and then re-open my browser each morning


HUH. I think I “solved” my own issue. By posting a “NEW” topic, it got rid of the old one that had been hanging around. I’m not sure this is a “good” solution, since it could mean a topic is created just to get rid of an old one that you actually didn’t want to post. Unless someone can be notified to delete a post (hopefully different from getting flagged and losing reputation within this forum)


It wasn’t started on a different computer or device or open while editing on two devices? That can be tricky. Anyway, glad you solved it. I have learned that I can’t post more than one pick at a time when I am uploading photos on my phone using cellular data. That’s when the uploading gets stuck and I can’t get that wart out until upload it correctly.


The post was started on this same computer that I was seeing this issue. Writing comments to others didn’t get rid of it, creating this post actually stopped the old one from popping up. Unintended problem solving for the win!


Once it is on the internet, it is always on the internet!!! :-)))


Except when it isn’t.