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Removing personal topics

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#50116 (In Topic #10923)

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Sorry if this has already been discussed, I assume it has to have been, however I could not find any reference to it… I know that I have seen configuration items that state "if both users delete a personal topic remove from system" or something to that effect, however for the life of me I can not find any option for a user to delete / remove a personal topic from their list? How do users get rid of personal topics they don't need anymore? O_o
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Adding this to the documentation…

Deleting personal topics

Most members do not have permission to delete a personal topic – this is because unlike "personal/private messages" in some software, a personal topic is shared.
However, there is an alternative mechanism that can be used to achieve the same effect. The two primary members involved in a personal topic may categorise the topic for their own purposes, and there is a 'Trash' category that exists by default.

To 'trash' a topic:
  • click it's checkbox (tickbox) in the main "Personal topics" screen;
  • scroll down and select "Categorise personal topics" from the "Topic/poll actions" dropdown list of actions;
  • click the Proceed button directly adjacent to the dropdown list;
  • click 'Trash' in the 'Category' field;
  • click 'Categorise personal topics'.

If you wish to access the topic again, you can do so from under the "Trash" category shown at the top of the main "Personal topics" screen.

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