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How do I delete my post or deactivate my account?

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    How do I delete my post or deactivate my account?

    I can't see any delete post in the thread. There's no deactivate account in settings too. It's just I'm being paranoid that someone in my class might see my codes. Thanks.
    Last edited by edsoneicc; 02-10-2012 at 08:02 AM.

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    If you don't want your classmates to see what you're doing, then don't use a public forum. We are here to help everyone, not just you. Even when it's a thread that you started, it can, and should, benefit everyone, including your classmates. It's likely that many of them are having the same troubles as you. If you're so competitive that you want your classmates to fail while you pass, perhaps you should be studying a different field, such as business or law.
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    Oh, I see your point there. That hit the spot. But the problem is, we could both fail if we had the same codes. It's not that I want him to fail, that's why I had the initiative to delete my codes(a specific one). Our professor is very strict on this plagiarism matter. But hey, I appreciate your unselfishness. In the first place, It was my fault that I posted on a public forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edsoneicc View Post
    In the first place, It was my fault that I posted on a public forum.
    The solution is to post only a small relevant snippet of the code and explain correctly about the problem.
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    I see. But this specific part is based on 3 chain-reaction functions I made, might be very difficult to explain. Thanks for that, I would really use that in the future.

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    O_o

    Well, I can't help you with this problem (I wouldn't if I could.), but I do applaud your behavior in this thread. I've seen people threatening violence and all sorts of nonsense.

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    keep in mind that the internet is a very big place. the statistical probability of your classmates stumbling upon your forum post on this particular forum, when there are so many programming-related forums out there, is very low. granted, this forum appears near the top of the list of google results, but remember that many new users (noobs) don't bother to search the forum or google for similar posts, and simply go to the first forum(s) they find and post their question without reading any other posts first. by virtue of effective obscurity, when you consider all the conditions, your code is actually pretty safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edsoneicc View Post
    Oh, I see your point there. That hit the spot. But the problem is, we could both fail if we had the same codes. It's not that I want him to fail, that's why I had the initiative to delete my codes(a specific one). Our professor is very strict on this plagiarism matter. But hey, I appreciate your unselfishness. In the first place, It was my fault that I posted on a public forum.
    It's actually better if the post isn't deleted because you have a paper trail with time stamps that aren't under your control. You can prove that the account that posted the code here is yours, and an intelligent professor may only fail those who stole your code. If there's no proof that the code was originally yours, the professor has no way of knowing who the original author was and can only punish everyone involved.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    If you are worried that a professor will interpret getting help in a forum to be cheating then you shouldn't be posting in a forum.

    Few sane professors will be fussed at forum posts asking for clarification of particular aspects (unless that "aspect" is the homework question) as that shows some effort on the part of the person who has been assigned the homework.

    However, given the number of people who simply post homework questions verbatim with no other information and then demand a complete answer, the interpretation of cheating is often valid.
    Right 98% of the time, and don't care about the other 3%.

    If I seem grumpy or unhelpful in reply to you, or tell you you need to demonstrate more effort before you can expect help, it is likely you deserve it. Suck it up, Sunshine, and read this, this, and this before posting again.

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    Thank you everyone. I did really forget how big the internet is. I realized some would not bother searching in forums as they would just start another thread. Ironically, this thread I started is an example. Again, thank you everyone for your very professional response. I humbly and honestly recognize my mistakes.
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