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XF 1.5 Remove people from deleting posts while keeping edit posts

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Xyphien, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Xyphien

    Xyphien Active Member

    So, the Edit and Delete posts are linked together, which personally doesn't make much since as they are two completely different entities on a site.


    Is there any way, plugin, etc. to allow it so I can make it so they cannot delete a topic after 24 hours, whilst keeping it so they can edit a post for as long as they want. I've had members in the past delete all of their topics which causes other to lose post count, etc. so I removed this past 24 hours, without realising that it effects other members from being able to edit their posts after 24 hours, which is a huge part of the forum, and is something needed in several areas...
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It would require custom development.

    If they can edit then they can do just as much "damage" as if they can delete.
    Either way, it's recoverable by restoring the posts or post content.
    Amaury likes this.
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If you limit their ability to delete their threads (which is shown in your screenshot), that issue would be prevented. If they want to delete their own threads, they'd need to ask for it to be done (such as via a report), but the only difference there would be within that 24 hour window where you would have allowed it.
  4. Xyphien

    Xyphien Active Member

    The issue at hand is not allowing them to delete their thread, while allowing them to edit posts after 24 hours.

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