Self-deleting messages

I’ve got someone on my forum saying they had a large group message chain going that has suddenly disappeared.

My theory is someone in the group deleted the message chain and it is now deleted for everyone?

  • Is that theory wrong?
  • Is this a new behaviour in Discourse?

Not possible unless staff deleted it.

So if a staff member deletes a post in a group DM chain, everyone would lose access to it?

Yes, just as in public topics.
Messages in Discourse are basically just normal topics with per-topic permissions added on top :slight_smile: