Is there a way to delete a post on Facebook?

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  1. Dave NoCal

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    If you know, please tell.
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    you can delete ANYTHING from your wall.......just hover your cursor to the right of the post you want to remove and the word"remove" will appear.........one click and the post is gone.
     
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    Yes. Just hover the cursor to the right of the post and you will see the option to delete.
     
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    We tried that and it hasn't worked. By wall do you mean "Profile?" Thanks.
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    I tried again on "Wall." It's still there. This is a post my husband wrote that he now regrets. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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    You can only delete from "your" wall. If it's your husband's wall, he'll have to log in and do the deleting.
     
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    This.

    But you can also delete things you wrote on others walls too.
     
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    i've deleted comments i've left on other people's status updates. i dunno about deleting off of someone's wall though. sucks for your hubby. what did he say?

    also, you shouldn't live life with regrets =D
     
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    I think this was a status update that he wants to delete. It's just a slightly heated comment about the DADT business and he's job hunting. The update is set as "Friends Only" but we're unsure how limiting that is to inquiring potential employers.
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    Yes he has to log in and then go to the comment and delete it himself since he posted it. Or you can do it if you are logged in as him. Just hover over the comment and you will see an X on the right hand side. Click that to remove the comment.
     
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    Yes. If it is a status up date then only the author can delete it.
     
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    Thanks all. He hovered the mouse to the right of the comment, rather than over it, and was able to delete it :)
     
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    slightly off topic, but is anyone else bothered to no end by potential employers searching for people on facebook and making a decision based on what they find? hell, i read an article, and one employer said she wouldn't hire anyone without a facebook, and just because you had a facebook does nor guarantee the position.

    i'm sorry, but one's private life has no influence on one's business life. just because you see me chugging a beer a bong, that doesn't mean i'm gonna play drinking games at work
     
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    AGREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm on Facebook, but I have EVERYTHING as "Friends Only" for this very reason. You can only see my profile pic and my name if you are not my friend. And I don't have any "beer chugging" photos, although there IS that photo from a few Halloweens ago in the "Sexy Devil" costume... :biggrin1: My main profile photo (right now anyway) was taken at karaoke when I was up at the microphone getting ready to sing. (I also have online karaoke recordings but potential employers won't be able to find those either - and would they judge me and not give me the job because I occasionally sing off-key? :biggrin1:)

    But yes, this really irks me that potential employers would look up our Facebook profiles and judge us by our private lives. My life outside of the job is MY business and MINE alone! And it has no bearing on my ability or willingness to do the job!

    Another reason I have everything on Facebook set to friends only is my political affiliations/views - could hurt me in the job search as well (I'm not real corporate-friendly, you might say :biggrin1:), and also get me bashed by people who I have not chosen to be my friends.
     
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