Soft Delete
Author Message
Warning: this plugin has some known issues with messing up counters on the latest MyBB due to the complex workarounds it has to go through to get things working, and the fact that MyBB actually gets bug fixes sometimes.  This can lead to some quirky effects on your board, but usually can be resolved by recounting everything (but you have to do this every so often)

I spent quite a few days working on this plugin - it's quite fiddly to get right and I found it a bit of a challenge to implement (especially the counters).

Basically this stops threads and posts from being "fully" deleted.  Deleted threads/posts are displayed appropriately, only shown to moderators (see screenshots below).  Moderators can then undelete these deleted threads/posts if desired.  Administrators also have the ability to purge (completely remove) deleted threads/posts.

Due to the difficulty of this plugin, I can't be entirely sure that all cases are covered - I have done a fair bit of testing, but if you do find issues, please report them.  To give you an idea of how difficult this plugin was to get right, the development of this plugin actually lead to the finding of a few bugs in MyBB:
http://dev.mybboard.net/issues/827
http://dev.mybboard.net/issues/830
http://dev.mybboard.net/issues/831
http://dev.mybboard.net/issues/860
http://dev.mybboard.net/issues/861
http://dev.mybboard.net/issues/862
http://dev.mybboard.net/issues/863
http://dev.mybboard.net/issues/881

This plugin is somewhat affected by some of these bugs to an extent, though should be nothing major under normal usage.


This plugin requires a code modification (due to the lack of hooks provided).
For MyBB 1.6, see here
For MyBB 1.4 or 1.6 beta: in inc/class_moderation.php, find (FIRST INSTANCE):

PHP Code:
++$forum_counters[$post['fid']]['num_posts'];

add below:

PHP Code:
if(function_exists('softdeletex_approveposts')) eval(softdeletex_approveposts($post));

If you're a fag and think code edits are homosexual, you can GTFO or make a plugin (that works properly) which doesn't require them - go ahead, I challenge you

Upgrade instructions: If you're upgrading from v1.0 or v1.1 to v1.2x, please see this post

Notes:

  • The undelete function has been implemented as an approve, that is, approving a deleted thread/post will undelete it.
  • Deleting an unapproved item, when restored, will no longer be unapproved.
  • Uninstalling the plugin will remove all deleted threads and posts

Known issues:
  • Custom moderation has not been tested with deleted content and may cause issues.  Probably does work, but it may stuff up some counters.
  • Splitting posts from a thread, causing the first post to become a deleted post will cause the thread to be marked as deleted.  However, the thread count of the forum may not go down by 1 due to this.  This is mostly (indirectly) due to a MyBB bug.  But if this really bothers you, it's possible to fix this issue by doing the following modification to inc/class_moderation.php
    Find:

    PHP Code:
    			$forum_counters[$moveto]['threads'] = $forum_cache[$moveto]['threads'];
    			++$forum_counters[$moveto]['threads'];

    Replace with:

    PHP Code:
    			$forum_counters[$moveto]['threads'] = '+1';

  • Deleting posts containing attachments won't cause the attachment count of the thread to go down.  I don't really think this as much of an issue however, as, with standard MyBB behaviour, unapproving attachments or posts doesn't affect the thread's attachment count.


Changelogs: v1.1, v1.2, v1.21, v1.22, v1.23, v1.24, v1.25

Screenshots:


Attached File(s) Thumbnail(s)
       
(This post was last modified: 05-10-2012 09:04 AM by ZiNgA BuRgA.)
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Download: softdelete-1.25.7z (11.4 KB)
Plugin Version: 1.25
Last Updated: 03-12-2011, 09:24 AM

Downloads: 757
MyBB Compatibility: 1.4.x, 1.6.x
Plugin License: GPLv3
Uploader: ZiNgA BuRgA
blakefire Offline
Junior Member
**
Posts: 24
Joined: May 2011
Post: #81
RE: Soft Delete
Nope not sure what I would edit. And no, there are no other copies.
(This post was last modified: 06-10-2012 06:25 AM by blakefire.)
06-10-2012 06:18 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ZiNgA BuRgA Offline
Fag
*******
Posts: 3,338
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #82
RE: Soft Delete
Well then try editing the template - just make sure to revert it afterwards.

My Blog
06-10-2012 09:28 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
batool100 Offline
Junior Member
**
Posts: 1
Joined: Jan 2014
Post: #83
RE: Soft Delete
Um... How can I make this feature available for other groups?
01-21-2014 07:29 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
xboris2010 Offline
Junior Member
**
Posts: 14
Joined: Feb 2014
Post: #84
RE: Soft Delete
hi can anyone confirm this is compatible/working with the latest mybb version?

thanks!
02-11-2014 12:51 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Yondaime Offline
Junior Member
**
Posts: 3
Joined: Oct 2013
Post: #85
RE: Soft Delete
Thanks Smile
(This post was last modified: 02-14-2015 09:46 PM by Yondaime.)
02-14-2015 04:57 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ZiNgA BuRgA Offline
Fag
*******
Posts: 3,338
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #86
RE: Soft Delete
You need to explain what you're doing more.

If you're doing a multi-thread purge, make sure you only select deleted threads.

My Blog
(This post was last modified: 02-14-2015 10:14 PM by ZiNgA BuRgA.)
02-14-2015 10:13 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Gregonmybb Offline
Junior Member
**
Posts: 3
Joined: Dec 2015
Post: #87
RE: Soft Delete
Hey, I have a question. Sorry that it's not particularly on topic, but the way mybb now supports the soft delete function isn't quite like yours. For the current myBB version, how would I go about making the deleted posts show up small like that with a manage or view button? All I have been able to do was collapse the post siza via CSS. 90% of my users are aused to VBs way of doing what you have here and it is indeed more convenient. I would be super greatful for your insight.

Is there a template I can edit? I think I have to do some php FileZilla magic, but I am lost, admittedly.

thanks

Edit: Is this the purpose of the plugin??? If so, than I am an idiot. Erf
(This post was last modified: 12-21-2015 02:58 PM by Gregonmybb.)
12-21-2015 04:12 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply


Forum Jump: