Private Messaging - EDIT: Also the ability to delete ones own thread

This is just useful in general for private conversations between forum members without revealing any personal information, such as emails and the like. I’m really quite confused as to why this isn’t a feature that comes standard with Discourse.

If it is one, and I’m missing it somehow then just let me know, and I’ll delete the thread promptly.

EDIT: Actually, doesn’t look like I have the ability to delete my own threads. Huh. Add that to the official list of requested features, please.

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So I took this screenshot, because I’ve received two PMs from people, and I can reply to them, but I’m still not seeing the option to private message someone that they seem to have from their description. Don’t know if I’m just being an idiot still or my account is broken :x

That’s weird, when I visit your profile I see the “Private Message” button directly under your profile picture but it’s clearly missing in your photo. In the latest Discourse build they made a bunch of changes to the profile page so it’s possible it’s already been fixed. It’s going to be another few days before I can upgrade to the next build so hang tight for now.

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It’s not a bug. It’s because your trust level is still ‘new user’.
Once you become a ‘basic user’ you will be able to send PMs.

Deleting threads is not permitted in Discourse. Only admins & moderators can delete threads.

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It’d be nice to be able to at least lock your own threads, as with the old SMF forums. But it’s not that critical an issue.

Is it possible or allowed to report your own posts for deletion then, since we can’t delete our own posts?

Yeah, that’s not a problem.