Add "delete all" option in MCP when delete topics in a forum

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Add "delete all" option in MCP when delete topics in a forum

Post by Ideas Bot » Tue May 22, 2018 12:59 am

To delete all topics in a forum, I have to go to MCP and click on mark all option to mark all topics in one page and delete them, then mark all topics again in 2nd page and delete..etc
The option "delete all" is not exist, so it delete all topics in a forum by one click only

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Re: Add "delete all" option in MCP when delete topics in a forum

Post by KevC » Tue May 22, 2018 7:41 am

It's such a rare occurrence to do this and there are other ways to do it (delete the forum and remake it) that it doesn't seem like a high urgency one to me.
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Re: Add "delete all" option in MCP when delete topics in a forum

Post by alhitary » Tue May 22, 2018 7:00 pm

KevC wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 7:41 am
It's such a rare occurrence to do this and there are other ways to do it (delete the forum and remake it) that it doesn't seem like a high urgency one to me.

Why you want to make it long process while it can be short ?
You want it hard while it can be very simple.
It's not a rare occurrence as you said.
I have a forum for "Feed post bot" extension which group many topics from some websites, and you want me to remake a new forum every time I want to delete the unwanted topics ?

You can make it very simple with one click only ( "delete all" option ) instead of the long process you suggest ( remake it ).

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Re: Add "delete all" option in MCP when delete topics in a forum

Post by KevC » Tue May 22, 2018 7:52 pm

It's not a long or hard process.
It is a rare occurrence for people to want to delete every topic in a forum. You have a very specific custom reason for such a feature so an extension makes more sense.
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Re: Add "delete all" option in MCP when delete topics in a forum

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue May 22, 2018 9:14 pm

it takes about 4 clicks of the mouse and you type the same name for the forum again and click submit and you are done.

and yes it is a rare use case. I have never heard of anyone else requesting something like this before.

that does not mean that you should not request an extension . however, it could take a lot of coding to make an extension for this. I don't know, but it might be a big job.
so, while you are waiting to see if anyone wants to make this extension you can do it very quickly with the delete and recreate forum idea.



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Re: Add "delete all" option in MCP when delete topics in a forum

Post by alhitary » Tue May 22, 2018 10:23 pm

KevC wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 7:52 pm
It's not a long or hard process.
It is a rare occurrence for people to want to delete every topic in a forum. You have a very specific custom reason for such a feature so an extension makes more sense.

Makes more sense is not asking for an extension by the way,
makes more sense is to find this feature in "TOPIC MCP" by default because the option "delete all" exist in most process ( MCP & ACP ) and find it every where except in "TOPIC MCP".

Anyway, no need for debating, it is just an idea

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Re: Add "delete all" option in MCP when delete topics in a forum

Post by alhitary » Tue May 22, 2018 10:36 pm

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:14 pm
it takes about 4 clicks of the mouse and you type the same name for the forum again and click submit and you are done.
robert

Not for debating, as I said it just an idea
just to clarify that it is not 4 clicks, it takes about 10 clicks of the mouse ( ACP + Passward again + forums + sections + forum to delete... )
while my idea is just 2 clicks ( MCP + delete all )

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:14 pm
that does not mean that you should not request an extension . however, it could take a lot of coding to make an extension for this. I don't know, but it might be a big job.


robert
I think you are right that it could take a lot of coding and might be a big job so they don't make this feature

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:14 pm
so, while you are waiting to see if anyone wants to make this extension you can do it very quickly with the delete and recreate forum idea.


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I'm not waiting, I'm using the way of Dan Stylez ( forum type change )


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Re: Add "delete all" option in MCP when delete topics in a forum

Post by 3Di » Tue May 22, 2018 11:43 pm

There is a simple solution to this.

Go to the ACP/Forums and edit that forum - make it as Category and you will be asked to delete or move ALL of its posts.
Delete them all, once done roll back the Category as Forum, it will preserve the same name etc..
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Re: Add "delete all" option in MCP when delete topics in a forum

Post by Ger » Thu May 24, 2018 9:00 am

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