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Implemented Warn on first post deletion

nodle

Well-known member
#1
So I just deleted a major sticky thread on a forum of mine trying to clean it up. I had no clue it would delete the entire thread!:eek: There should really be an additional statement that pops up letting you know that deleting the first post will permanently delete the entire thread. I just figured it would delete the post and not the entire thread. There should be an additional warning for something this severe. Or make it give a different warning. Now my thread made in 2006 with tons of posts is lost.:cry:
 

nodle

Well-known member
#3
It didn't pop up for me then, I have 4 other posts selected at the same time, does this have something to do with it because it was multiple?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#6
You will need to restore from a backup.

It may be a good idea to remove the hard delete permission too.
Soft deleted threads can be restored.
 

nodle

Well-known member
#8
It may be a good idea to remove the hard delete permission too.
Soft deleted threads can be restored.
Do you know which permission I would un check for myself (admin), and be able to set it to only soft deletes so that this doesn't happen by accident again? Is there anyway to stop myself and only switch to soft deletes being an admin?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#9
There are separate permissions for hard deleting posts and threads.

Set it to Not Set (No) for the user group(s).
 

nodle

Well-known member
#15
I think this is it then.

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Why is my user set with special permissions? I am the only person listed with special permissions. Is this normal?
 

nodle

Well-known member
#17
Must be from the import I did years ago, is there an option to revert I don't see any options for that. Sorry for all the questions.

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