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How do I delete previous questions I have asked on enotes?

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mcake | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted August 20, 2010 at 9:06 AM via web

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How do I delete previous questions I have asked on enotes?

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 21, 2010 at 3:52 AM (Answer #1)

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You cannot completely "delete" questions that have been asked on eNotes.  Only eNotes staff members have the power to do this.

The idea or purpose of this is to create an archive of questions and answers that will inevitably pop up if another student were to do a Google (or other) search for a similar question.  Notice how every question is "tagged with" certain keywords or phrases.  This makes each question "Search Engine Optimized" - one, so that other students or teachers needing help on similar assignments can get it.  Also, this is to advertize for this resource.  I'm sure you've noticed when doing a Google Search, for example, that eNotes is often one of the top suggested sights for literature questions (it certainly is for teachers seeking lesson plans or test questions).  This "popularity" (for lack of a better term) is a major reason why eNotes is able to continue serving students and teachers for free or at a very low price.

I'm not sure why you'd want to delete a previous question (unless you are like me, and once you've used something you like to clean house, so to speak) but if the question was never answered, or simply worded weirdly, you can always go in and "edit" it - hoping to get more information or make the question more clear.

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rachelheartsenotes | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 8, 2012 at 10:45 AM (Answer #2)

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so can we contact enotes staff members to delete a question IMMEDIATELY? like someething really embarasiing i asked for ex: am i ugly and my dAD READ IT. puh lease help someone, i will do anything to DELETE MY ACCOUNT, DELETE MY QWUESTION, EDIT MY QUESTION BUT TO DO THAT IT HAS TO BE UNANSWERED, BUT MY QUESTION IS ANSWERED SO I CANT EDIT MY QUESTION FTW HELPPP!

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