As of 2.8.0.beta7: Security Release, Fast Edits, Topic Bookmarks, and more there is a hidden site setting to allow admins to permanently delete data. To enable it, you’d set the SiteSetting at the Rails console like this:
./launcher enter app
This change takes effect immediately. No further action is necessary.
Another way to accomplish this would be to add it to
app.yml in the
env: section. To do that you would add in the
env: section (say, under
To have this change take effect, you need to
./launcher rebuild app to have that setting applied.
A clarification on this feature. If a post is permanently deleted, what happens to other posts which have quoted the deleted post? Would it display the quoted post?
If those posts have copied the contents of the post in question, then I’m fairly certain that this isn’t going to find them and edit them. But I haven’t tested or looked at the code.
This topic was intended to be more about how to enable the feature than explaining what it does, but perhaps that was short-sighted.
There is a typo here that prevents the setting from being applied, should be:
Thanks. After 5 minutes (that seemed like an hour), I managed to see the typo and updated my post.