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Permission: Merge Threads

Alfa1

Well-known member
#1
The permission to merge threads is currently part of 'manage threads'
Merging Threads can be a very destructive action. Years ago one of my moderators had his account accessed and all threads of a whole forum were merged into one mega-thread. The forum was lost. Later a new moderator made a mistake and merged a bunch of threads instead of moving.

This is why I would like to have a separate permission for merging threads.
 

Kirby

Well-known member
#2
Merging threads is not unreversable, all you need are recent backups, binary logs and good knowledge of the schema :)

That being said, I don't mind having a new permission but I somewhat doubt that it would prevent such issues (apart from accout abuse) as most of the time they happen by accident, even with moderators that have several years of moderating experience.