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    We have had a problem with someone joining our forum and sending private messages inviting members to join their own forum.

    We have now put a stop to this but just wondered if there was a way to delete messages they have sent from the recipients inbox, hopefully before they are read.

    I guess not, but just thought I'd ask.
    __________________________________________
    We don't stop playing because we grow old;
    we grow old because we stop playing.
    GBS

  • #2
    Good day Mrs. T
    We recently had an issue with a new member signing up, and then PM'ing the users who had a wanted classifieds listing posted a scam. They told them to contact "John Smith" who had what they were looking for. This was an ongoing issue so I implemented a promotion which would not let them PM other users during the probation / moderation period. Another option you can implement is to censor a word, which will also work on PM's. The problem with that is they can get around it by inputting it spelled differently. You would have to cover all the options through the censor.
    The promotion set up with no PM permissions worked for us. I have it set to 4 posts, but attachments count as posts. If you moderate new user posts now just disallow PM permissions and your set.
    I don't think there is a way to do what you are asking.
    Hope this helps
    Last edited by Carrfixr; Mon 27 Jul '20, 3:07am.

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    • #3
      Carrfixr Thanks. We do have a promotion system but as you say with photos counting as a post they soon get through. Don’t really want to stop newbies posting photos as it’s a rare occurrence that we get problems. But will add the no PM to them

      This particular member was well past moderation and being a newbie anyway.
      __________________________________________
      We don't stop playing because we grow old;
      we grow old because we stop playing.
      GBS

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      • #4
        You can delete sent messages via the user profile in the AdminCP under the Quick Links menu.

        You can also use Node Tools -> Delete PM Nodes.
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        Wayne Luke
        The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
          You can delete sent messages via the user profile in the AdminCP under the Quick Links menu.

          You can also use Node Tools -> Delete PM Nodes.
          Wayne Luke Thanks - will that delete them from the inbox of the people they were sent to as well?
          __________________________________________
          We don't stop playing because we grow old;
          we grow old because we stop playing.
          GBS

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          • #6
            Yes. It should.
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            Wayne Luke
            The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
            vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
            Vote for your favorite feature requests and the bugs you want to see fixed.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
              Yes. It should.
              Brilliant, thank you 👍
              __________________________________________
              We don't stop playing because we grow old;
              we grow old because we stop playing.
              GBS

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              • #8
                Don’t know why I didn’t try this earlier but I’ve just tested this with a test membership and it does indeed delete what they have sent to others from the recipients inbox

                Very happy bunny.
                __________________________________________
                We don't stop playing because we grow old;
                we grow old because we stop playing.
                GBS

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                • #9
                  I was going to tell you to try that, but did not want to steal Waynes thunder

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Carrfixr View Post
                    I was going to tell you to try that, but did not want to steal Waynes thunder
                    You can’t steal Wayne’s thunder, he IS the thunder
                    __________________________________________
                    We don't stop playing because we grow old;
                    we grow old because we stop playing.
                    GBS

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