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hmmm. I didn't see a button like that - but - I clicked that 'AW Drift' and chose 'Xenforo'; when I resized the text flowed all the way to the right side. :)
There are three "skins" or templates currently installed.

XenForo
AW Drift
AW Drift Dark

You can chose them from the bottom of the forum page (the specific location depends on the template) or from your Profile. Click on your your avatar on the top right, then Preferences then Style.
 

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How does one delete a post one is working on and doesn't want to finish after all, or that one has posted and realizes isn't helpful or relevant anymore?

I liked the old feature where it still acknowledged the deletion and you could put a reason for it if you wanted.

I don't see a delete button anywhere, and deleting the content of the post or backing up out of the thread leaves the unposted response there if you return later. It's great that half written posts aren't lost if you accidentally back up out of a thread or something, but how does one delete something if they really mean to?
 

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How does one delete a post one is working on and doesn't want to finish after all, or that one has posted and realizes isn't helpful or relevant anymore?

I liked the old feature where it still acknowledged the deletion and you could put a reason for it if you wanted.

I don't see a delete button anywhere, and deleting the content of the post or backing up out of the thread leaves the unposted response there if you return later. It's great that half written posts aren't lost if you accidentally back up out of a thread or something, but how does one delete something if they really mean to?
You couldn't delete with the old software.

Just as with this software, if you have posted you can use the edit option and replace the text with something else, like a smiley.

If you haven't posted, there's no delete option because you haven't posted; you can use your backspace/delete key, or select the text and press the delete key.
 

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You couldn't delete with the old software.

Just as with this software, if you have posted you can use the edit option and replace the text with something else, like a smiley.

If you haven't posted, there's no delete option because you haven't posted; you can use your backspace/delete key, or select the text and press the delete key.
I've done that, but then the empty reply box to that specific post in the thread is still there, which can be an issue if I wanted to reply to a different post instead or if the reply got bugged or had some inappropriate formatting or something and couldn't post. Even typing something entirely new in the box retains the bug, though sometimes relogging helps. But could that create problems too?

I remember the old software kept a sort of placeholder for comments "deleted" after they'd been posted, where people could indicate why they'd deleted in a comment subheading or something.
 

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I've done that, but then the empty reply box to that specific post in the thread is still there, which can be an issue if I wanted to reply to a different post instead or if the reply got bugged or had some inappropriate formatting or something and couldn't post.

I'm able to remove the empty reply box on Mac OS Safari - I use command-A (select all) and then hit delete. Maybe this is a browser-specific issue?
 

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Is there no longer an easy way to search a specific thread? VB had that option as a dropdown in the thread submenu.

Edit: I found it. Clicking the magnifying glass on the far right of the menu gives you a search bar. Clicking the Settings (gear) icon gives the option to search
* Everywhere
* Threads
* This Forum
* This Thread
 

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I've done that, but then the empty reply box to that specific post in the thread is still there, which can be an issue if I wanted to reply to a different post instead or if the reply got bugged or had some inappropriate formatting or something and couldn't post. Even typing something entirely new in the box retains the bug, though sometimes relogging helps. But could that create problems too?
If you delete all your text (including any quoted text), click the rightmost vertical ellipse at the top of the edit box, then click the little disk icon, you will see a “delete draft” option. This removes your saved draft reply.

Don’t ask me how I found this! I use it a lot.

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