(Firstly I’m sorry for my previous misunderstandings on here.) So I’m helping out with an older forum I used to moderate. PMs have been globally disabled for users (
enable personal messages is turned off) because it’s a site for younger users. But there seems to be two loopholes:
- Data export archive from system. A user exports an archive of their posts and invites others to the PM. I’m not sure if this is still possible to do
- ’Request membership’ button on groups. This was the more recent of loopholes used after groups were set up.
We discovered this from
/u/system/messages as some of the messages had been either initiated by system or closed by system after reaching max replies.
Is there any other way to completely prevent people from misusing these loopholes?
Some suggestions- Maybe the archive export PM could automatically be closed by system? And maybe the request membership option could be disabled when PMs are disabled?