I'd like to have an option to delete a user and ALL of his posts with one click of the button (eliminates spam from someone who has registered just to be a spammer)
this should be pretty easy as a mod. as it is now, the user is deleted and all their posts are changed to guest posts. a mod could give an option when you delete someone to delete their posts as well. if you select 'delete posts too' then it would delete the posts.
one problem with this would be if they started a topic, and there was replied, what would happen? wouldn't the entire topic get deleted? this would have to be figured out, and thought thru to make sure you REALLY want this.
2) An upgrade script that allows for a clean install but at the same time saves some important numbers such as, total posts, individual user post totals, and anything that records how many posts have been.. well, posted, in the past. I guess you could call it the "board history". This would allow for site admins to clean up a board that is starting to take up alot of db space, but at the same time retain all of the goodies that people don't want to lose.
forum pruning does not lower post count. therefore at some time in the future you could prune the entire board down to almost nothing and it will keep all the post counts. isn't that what you need?
3) An option to allow stickys and announcements to start rolling off from the top after a certain amount of time, or after the admin decides its time to allow those posts to go away. I don't think the only option for moving old stickys and announcements from the top should be deleting them.
not sure my opinion on this one... as has been said already - you don't have to delete sticky/announcement, just edit the first post and change back to normal. BUT normally these contain special info and so do they need to be normal? if you really want a time limit on sticky/announcements then ask in the MODs forum and i think someone should be able to help.
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