Allow bots to bulk delete messages over two weeks old

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4 comments

  • Darth
    Honestly not sure why this was a thing to begin with, major +1
  • ||Jojo||
    If I remember right, Discord had added this restriction to cut down some database issues. So Im not sure if remove the limit would bring the issues back, but we still need a API to clean up a channel completly.
  • Zoddo

    Yes, it's due how their database handle message deletation : https://github.com/discordapp/discord-api-docs/issues/208

    There is also a technical explaination in this blog article: https://blog.discordapp.com/how-discord-stores-billions-of-messages-7fa6ec7ee4c7 (mainly "The Big Surprise" part)

    If you need the clean up a channel completely, you can just delete and recreate it (to easily keep the permissions, clone the old channel, then delete it).

  • Kitarla

    I like this idea because some bots will allow images or links to stay and only delete text... really helpful for gallery channels.

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