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As designed Permanent Redirects Hard Deleted if Main Thread Soft Deleted


Well-known member
The title says it all.

To reproduce...

Move a thread to any forum, leave a permanent redirect.
Soft deleted the main thread.
The permanent redirect will be hard deleted.


XenForo developer
Staff member
This is done intentionally. We never internally soft delete redirects and the assumption is that if you're deleting (or unapproving) a thread, it's unlikely to come back.


Well-known member
I can understand that logic, but accidents happen and by not soft deleting redirects, when the accident is corrected the redirects no longer exist. ;)