Are chat posts kept in the database after the retention period, after chat post deletion or after chat channel deletion? Thanks.
I guess this is partly related to the question above about what happens to chat posts when they’re not visible any more: Discourse Chat - #15
My bad, I meant to reply to that and it’s slipped away from me.
Currently they are hard-deleted after the retention period.
For individual chat message or chat channel deletions, they are initially soft-deleted, and we’re adding in the bit that will make them hard-deleted along with the others once the retention period rolls round.
(Small note: Even though the channels are soft-deleted initially, there is currently no way to resurrect them once gone. It’s on the roadmap, but hasn’t been scheduled as yet)
Just a small update on this, but this should be fixed by