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Limiting the number of Private Conversations?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Alex, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Alex

    Alex Active Member

    Does anyone know if there is a inbuilt way of limiting the number of Private Converstations a user can have? I guess I'm looking for something similar to how VB used to limit the number of PM's a user could store
  2. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    You can set per user group if they can start PC's or not, but not limit how many conversations they can be a part of. You can also set maximum recipients of a conversation, per user group.
  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This got me thinking... would conventional quotas be appropriate for personal conversations? The threaded participatory nature of personal conversations is very different from private messages which function more like email.
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  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Yep I agree with this.
  5. Alex

    Alex Active Member

    Yeah I see what you mean, although without the ability to limit the number it could soon balloon your db size if you have a good few thousand members
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  6. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to prune or delete them at least?
  7. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

    Still think a way to limit PMs would be a good idea. A lot of the times forum owners offer increased inbox space for premium members.
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  8. Vilandra

    Vilandra Active Member

    Agreed. Not everyone has unlimited server space...
  9. Vilandra

    Vilandra Active Member

    Sorry to double post, but one of my mods brought up a good point about this. It doesn't seem there's anything to stop a spammer from PCing every one of your members...
  10. kilcher

    kilcher Active Member

    I saw earlier someone had suggested a report spam feature for the personal conversations.
  11. Vilandra

    Vilandra Active Member

    But still...they could get a lot of spam out there before someone reports the spam and a staff member can ban them. Also, I didn't see the functionality to delete all someone's private conversations?
  12. Acid

    Acid Active Member

    Still no way to limit personal conversations?
  13. Phillip

    Phillip Active Member

    Yes, this is a much needed feature... Maybe admins could choose how many "posts" could be allowed in all private conversations. That way there could be a fair limit placed upon members. It is surprising this wasn't included by default or that an add-on hasn't surface yet.
  14. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Hm, so you prefer to split the conversation into more conversations, because somebody can't reply and have to start a new conversation
  15. Phillip

    Phillip Active Member

    Yeah that could be a consequence... Maybe limiting each member to x conversations is a better option. Or there could be a limit that after x days of inactivity, a conversation would be deleted. As long as the member was aware that was going to happen of course.
  16. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Any news if there are finally any limits for the conversations?
  17. Joe Link

    Joe Link Well-Known Member

    Following this thread, hoping for this functionality as well.
  18. taylor_smith

    taylor_smith Well-Known Member

    Also following in hopes.
  19. Syndol

    Syndol Guest

    This add-on has an Inbox size limit.
    taylor_smith likes this.
  20. taylor_smith

    taylor_smith Well-Known Member

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