Forum OpenACS Q&A: What is the most efficient way to remove a Forum?
to go online, I created a number of forums in the bboard module. Now
I would like to completely remove the ones not needed, deactivating
them will not work as I may want to use the names again, but not as
featured or moderated boards and they are currently set up as any of
the three types.
I am using OpenACS 3.2.5, and setup with Jonathan Marsden's RPM's on
If you added thousands of test messages to these test topics, you might want to do a little careful playing around in psql to delete them and then vacuum your database, something like
psql -U acs acs select topic_id, topic from bboard_topics; -- Look up topic id(s) delete from bboard where topic_id in (2,4,7); -- Delete msgs topic vacuum analyze bboard; -- really clean out deleted messages
(replacing (2,4,7) with the set of topic_ids of the bboard you need to delete mesages from). If you only had a few messages in there anyway, though, I'd think that there's no need -- just deactivate the unwanted topics.