Community articleDeleting flagged forum topics and replies
Added by IBM contributorIBM | Edited by IBM contributorLDD Webmaster on June 27, 2014
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To delete a flagged forum topic or reply, use the HTTP DELETE method.



To delete a flagged forum topic or reply, use the HTTP DELETE method.

Only a person added to the global-moderator role of the Forums application can delete a flagged topic or reply. Deleted forum topics and replies cannot be restored.

See Authenticating requests for information about how to authenticate the request.

To delete a flagged topic or reply, complete the following steps:


1. Retrieve the moderation service document. See Retrieving the Forums moderation service document for more details.
2. In the service document, find the collection with the <atom:category term="review-content" .../> child element, and make a note of the web address in its href attribute.
3. Send a GET request to the web address you copied from the previous step. In the returned feed, find the topic or reply that you want to delete, and make a note of the web address for it, which is specified in the href attribute of its rel=edit link.
4. Send a DELETE request to the web address of the edit link of the topic or reply that you noted in the previous step.

 

 

Input
Method URI Description
DELETE /forums/atom/review/{type} Value of the href attribute of the rel="edit" <link> representing the topic or reply in the Post-moderated Entries feed.
Name Type Optional Description
type
enumerated No Type of forum entry. Options:
Authorized values:
  • topic
  • reply
Name Type Optional Description
replyUuid
string Yes The UUID of the reply you wish to get (if type is "reply")
topicUuid
string Yes The UUID of the topic you wish to get (if type is "topic")
Output
Code Description
204
Indicates that the forum topic or reply was successfully deleted (and no content is returned).
401
Unauthorized.
404
Not Found.