The Topic Pruning admin control panel allows the administrator to remove topics that are older then a certain date.
Once you click on the prune button the forum will calculate the number of topics that will be affected by the pruning and ask you to confirm that you indeed wish to prune that number of topics. If you confirm the process the affected topics will be removed.
This control panel can also be used to remove all the messages of a particular user (redirect from the User Manager). In this case it will remove all messages the user has posted, and not necessarily all topics.
Topics that are older then this number of "units" as specified by the 'Time Period' option, will be pruned.
Whether the indicated 'age' is the number of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years.
Allows the administrator to specify a specific forum or category which to prune or whether to prune all forums.
|TIP: It is a good idea to run the Compact Messages utility after doing topic pruning.|