I am a room owner in PHP and occasionally people ask me to delete things. As I understand it, room owners can't and probably never will be able to do that. However, according to https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/87773/170584 I should be able to move messages to another room (such as bin). I have just one question: how? I can't seem to find any way to perform that action. My searches haven't proved helpful as well.

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You can click the "room" menu in the top right of the room you're owner of...

room menu link

...and then select the "move messages" option:

room owner menu options

You'll then be able to select the messages you wish to act on and move them to another room using the "relocate" button:

selected messages with relocate option

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    Fist time I saw that link I thought it was a way to send a message to the admin.
    – yannis
    Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 23:00
  • I didn't find out how to do it until two nights ago.
    – casperOne
    Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 23:01
  • Can I move posts that are so old (2 days) to only be in transcript?
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 4:43
  • @DoubleAA Hmm, I don't think so, unless you "load older messages" in the live chat view until they're shown to be selected there.
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 14:35
  • I attempted to move messages from one chat room to another. I've seen a room owner do it before and it worked fine... But for some reason, when I moved the messages, they did vanish from the source room (as they should) but never appeared in the destination room, even though I see the "3 messages moved from [X]" message in the destination room (and the corresponding one in the source room).
    – V2Blast
    Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 22:16
  • Is it possible to move a message that was sent a long time ago from the transcript? Commented Apr 11, 2021 at 14:49

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