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How can I delete private messages (conversations)?

I don't see any way to delete these. I'm using version 2.3.

I've seen a suggestion to add $Configuration['Conversations']['Moderation']['Allow'] = TRUE; to config.php but that doesn't make any difference

Answers

  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP

    There isn't a Vanilla way, afaIk.

    A user can take themselves out of a conversation by clicking Delete Conversation.

    Since Conversations are private between users, you can see why it isn't an available option.

    You can delete conversations using a tool like phpMyAdmin to directly edit the database (Always take a backup of the DB first!)

    I do that from time to time, giving users fair warning that conversations over say 6 months old will be deleted, so they should save any info they need.

    I also make sure to keep a copy of the DB state before I delete anything, in case something urgently needs restoring/accessing.

    R_J
  • Thanks. I don't se the "Delete Conversation" option to click, where does that show up for someone to remove themselves from a conversation? I'm using the Gopi theme but I assume it would be similar in most themes?

  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP

    When you open a Conversation, you should have two buttons:

    New Message

    Leave Conversation

    Obviously the Leave only shows if you are in the conversation.

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