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Archive, delete, or deactivate? (6 posts)

  1. sethlong
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I can't seem to find a doc to explain the differences between these options in MU's Site Admin/Blogs section. Anyone?

  2. goodevilgenius
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I've been wondering the same thing. I did a little testing. It's a little confusing.

    Choosing "deactive" marks it as "deleted" in the database. This causes it not to show up on the blog. If you visit the blog, a message appears which says "This user has elected to delete their account and the content is no longer available."
    This seems like a somewhat inaccurate message.

    Choosing "archive" marks it as "archived" in the database. If you visit the blog, a message appears which says "This blog has been archived or suspended."

    Choosing "delete" actually deletes the blog, and all its posts and settings from the database.

    I don't really see the difference between deactive and archive, other than the error message, though.

  3. onethousandseas
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Another note:

    "Archive" means that you always have the option of unarchiving it. A good option if you need to hide it away for a short while to work on backend stuff.

    "Delete" is permanent, irrevocable deletion -- you will not be able to get those posts back at all.

    I haven't tried "deactivate" yet.

  4. onethousandseas
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Oh ok, I accidentally tried it out. "Deactivate" is what happens when a member deletes their own blog. "Archive" means the administer has disabled or suspended it. Both are reversible.

  5. inweb
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Wish I knew what deactivate was before I did it lol. It's basically the same as deleting. No posts no nothing.

    I'm wondering what page I edit to change the message. I'd much rather the message flash up there then redirect to another blog of my choice - in that case the deleted blogs closest competition hehe.

    Anyone got any ideas on which page I should be editing??

  6. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 12 years ago #

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