Deleting Messages

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Posts: 687

Is there a way to prevent just ONE member deleting their messages?

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Admin

Posts: 11073

Yes ... but it is a bit of a cheat.

It requires 2 parts:
  1. Hide the delete button.
  2. Show it again for staff.

Part 2 also requires the use of a script, so it can identify who is staff.

Global Footer
<ifuser classnames="true"></ifuser>


Global CSS
.Rob-x-2 li.delete { display: none; }

.user-moderator .Rob-x-2 li.delete,
.user-admin .Rob-x-2 li.delete { display: inline; }


Remember that Global CSS does cache in the browser, so both you and the offender will not be affected by it until a fresh version is downloaded. In practical terms with your multiple skins, thus is the most practical method though. You may want to consider denying deletions for a week or so, to give this a chance to happen.


Incidentally, this method can also be used to prevent an individual editing.

Global CSS
.Rob-x-2 li.edit { display: none; }

.user-moderator .Rob-x-2 li.edit,
.user-admin .Rob-x-2 li.edit { display: inline; }



A word on the username class:

I used .Rob-x-2 above as the example. Capitals should be preserved. Spaces are replaced by hyphens. If it is a local account, it would end "-boardname". i.e. Gran.shugargranshack would become .Gran-shugargranshack

You can confirm this by looking at the source code of a post made by that member. The table row will have the username class entered.

You can test this by using the single line:
.Rob-x-2 li.delete { display: none; }

and confirming the delete button (or link on the ezBoard layout) disappears beside that user's posts. (The remaining parts can then be added and checked that the edit button/link shows again to staff.)

None of this will work with the beta Responsive Design.

User avatar

Posts: 687

whew... thot it would be more simple than that.. I need to study this info or risk messing up the board.
Wish you were still in Yuku you made things so easy by just doing it for me..

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Posts: 687

I cannot wrap my head around this... Will try again later..

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Admin

Posts: 11073

If I were there, I would need to know the username. If you were to PM or email me that, I could provide you with the correct CSS.

It's only 3 lines of CSS and a single line script to insert.

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Posts: 687

sent email

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Admin

Posts: 11073

I just looked in on you and see that you are just at the stage of hiding the delete button from everyone. This looks good so far. ;)

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