Deleting a message

Occasionally someone may post an inappropriate or useless message to a discussion. You can delete these messages either from the Discussions: Topic Index page, or from the Discussions: Discussions page.

Note: You must have Discussions - Message Delete permission on this project to delete a message.

To delete a message, using the Discussions: Topic Index page, follow these steps:

  1. On the Project Home page, click Discussions in the left navigation menu.
  2. On the Discussions: Topic Index page, click Delete messages.
  3. In the Delete messages page, specify the date ranges for which the messages must be deleted.
  4. Choose one of these options for the From and To fields:
    • Specific Date
    • Any date

To select a specific date range, you can use the calendar. Click Delete to delete all the messages within the specified range.

To delete a message, using the Discussions: Discussions page, follow these steps:

  1. On the Project Home page, click Discussions in the left navigation menu.
  2. On the Discussions: Discussions page, click the discussion that contains the message you wish to delete.
  3. Click Message.
  4. On the Discussion: <discussion name> page, select one or more messages to delete and click Delete selected .
  5. Choose one of these options:
    • Delete messages
    • Delete messages and replies

Note: To restore a deleted message, or to delete it permanently, click Deleted messages in the left navigation pane. Click Permanently Delete Selected to delete it permanently. Click Restore Selected on the same page to reinstate the message in its original position in the discussion.

To delete attachments to messages, follow these steps:

  1. On the Project Home page click Discussions in the left navigation menu.
  2. Click the name of the discussion where the message with the attachment is located. The Discussions:Discussion page opens.

    Note: Ensure that you have the permission Discussion - Message Edit for that discussion.

  3. Click the message in the discussion. The system displays the message contents.
  4. Click the Delete icon that appears before each attachment, to delete the attachment.