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Post by mrs dj May 17th 2018, 3:13 am

Hi
I found the topic in which this question was asked, the answer being you have to manually delete a members post one by one.

Is it possible you could consider creating a feature to be able to remove all posts from a member in one go before deleting the member? it would make forums neater rather than seeing a post under "guest"


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Post by skouliki May 17th 2018, 3:23 am

hello

you can make a suggestion here if you like
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Post by Draxion May 17th 2018, 5:08 am

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Post by mrs dj May 18th 2018, 8:04 am

Thanks for your responses!

Draxion that looks like what i'm after, however i need a little help, where do i put members name, what do i do after that, and how can i tell which version of the forum i'm using.

any help appreciated.
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Post by Ape May 18th 2018, 8:46 am

When you have set up the code gave it will give you a box to type the name in you just type the name in the little box then press the button it will then delete all your members posts.

Warning once you have removed the posts some threads may look strange if there is a reply to them that are deleted.

Also once removed you can't get them posts back as they are removed from our system.

To find out what version your forum is just go to your ACP >> Display tab
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Post by mrs dj May 19th 2018, 12:00 am

Many thanks Ape, i've just tried it logging in as admin after a short while i got the message "you do not have permission to use this tool"
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Post by Ape May 19th 2018, 12:42 am

are you logging in as the founder ?


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Post by mrs dj May 19th 2018, 12:48 am

Yes, it is deleting posts, for example one member had over 4000 posts, after closing every time i received the message i clicked again, eventually it got them down to just over 500 posts, when i clicked again it said nothing to delete. but it seems to work albeit not instant
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Post by Ape May 19th 2018, 12:56 am

Yes it will take some time it has to hit our servers in batches as it's not a real tool installed on the main servers it's just a code made by our members to help with removing posts no longer wanted.

So what you have to do is follow the process then once you have done it leave it for about 5 mins then refresh your browser. and then head off to your ACP and Resynchronize your forum

ACP    Forum Tab Configuration Scroll to the bottom of the page.

That will then do the job for you.


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Post by mrs dj May 19th 2018, 12:59 am

Thank you very much and of course thank you to whoever wrote the code, i will mark this as solved
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Post by Ape May 19th 2018, 1:05 am

Your so welcome,

Have a great weekend.
Problem solved & topic archived.
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