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Pico88
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Delete all PMs

Post by Pico88 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:16 am

On my board when I want to delete all received PMs (around 800), it took me a lot of time to do that. phpBB allows only to delete all PMs on current page. There is no option to delete all PMs. What do you think to add such option? Or I missed sth.

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Re: Delete all PMs

Post by EXreaction » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:41 am

Why exactly would you want/need to do that?

I agree it doesn't work best as-is to delete a bunch of PMs, but I don't see a real need to delete all PMs.

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Re: Delete all PMs

Post by NeilUK » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:48 am

Couldn't the "delete all" button do that though? Instead of it just deleting those on a page, maybe have delete selected deletes all selected on that page, but delete all actually does just that. This is how it works for example on Yahoo mail which I use. Delete All wipes the whole folder out, used for spam folder mainly, there are times when you'd like to delete all PM's , if nothing else to cut the size of the database as one reason.
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Re: Delete all PMs

Post by nickvergessen » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:06 pm

Shouldn't be too hard to implement.
as a work around I currently change the setting ofpms (topics) per page to 900 delete all on page 1 and reset it to 25 :P
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Re: Delete all PMs

Post by Pico88 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:40 am

To make it more clrear - I was thinking about purge folder pms, not whole user PMs (sent and received).
I will prepere ticket and PR.

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Re: Delete all PMs

Post by PayBas » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:38 am

Good idea. There's definetely room for improvement.

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Re: Delete all PMs

Post by 5hocK » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:38 am

Just for the sake of uniformity it's a good idea; the Delete all button for admin logs for instance does exactly what it says it'll do.

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