Purge old topics

(Josh) #1

Is there away of purging topics that are older than a given date?

My forum looks like a ghost town and I’d like to delete a bunch of old posts and I’m hoping this can be done without manually deleting each one.

Request: Topic Pruning
(Wes Osborn) #2

In the Settings in your admin panel, search for the term topic and/or cold and you’ll be presented with several settings that might be able to help. For example: cold age days high = After this many days of conversation, the last activity date is strongly dimmed.

If you want to do a batch delete, you can show the bulk selector tool on a category list or from the full page search results. Then use the wrench that will appear on the right hand side to perform the archive or delete action.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

@sam also added topic selectors to search results as well for bulk actions. Which could include delete!

(system) #4

(Sam Saffron) #5

Note, full circle here, we now support delete in bulk actions.

You can search for topics within a data range using before:2018-11-07 and sort by date, then you would bulk select and delete.

(Sam Saffron) #6