💡Feature Idea: Option to delete a user's contents when the user account is deleted

manuel ✭✭✭✭
edited March 2022 in Feature Ideas

1. What you want to be able to do in MURAL

When a user is removed from MURAL, currently an admin can deactivate their account (to keep their murals, rooms etc.) or delete them and reassign their content to oneself or another user in the workspace.

I wished for more options here: It might be helpful to be able to delete their contents, too.

a) delete all of the objects

b) delete only objects that are not shared with someone else to delete their "private" / "personal" objects (otherwise I would probably accidentally delete murals and rooms that are currently still in use by someone else)

c) decide which objects should be deleted on a room or mural's name basis one by one (e.g. via a selection screen).

2. The problem you are trying to solve

People might use MURAL to organize their worklife or even to plan or brainstorm something private. Therefore the reassignment as a whole might not be the best choice there. Furthermore being able to wipe the contents all at once (that is not shared with someone else) might also be a very welcome addition for some companies/users.

3. Why this helps everyone (or many people)

Personal things and murals that were not meant to be shared (yet) would remain "unrevealed".

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Would you like to see this feature in MURAL? 👀 Up vote the idea and comment below why this is important to you.


  • I think this is a very important feature, not only for security reasons, so that an Admin does not have to inherit a other peoples 'private' rooms, but also because whenever I remove a Member (eg. because they have left the department, or IBM), I have to inherit not only their personal rooms, but I also inherit 9 Example Murals and 2 Practice Murals from every single person I remove. Then I have to go and manually delete the Personal Rooms, Example Murals and Practice Murals for each person, which is very time consuming.

  • manuel
    manuel ✭✭✭✭

    It would be great to me if it could be possible to inherit murals to the people that were members of the mural (i.e. to just remove the deleted user) and to delete the "lonesome" ones. Basically this would just remove the removed person from the murals and make someone else their admin.

  • To the Mural Admins: This is a very important feature, as it is so time consuming having to inherit and then delete each a person's rooms, one by one - Our workspace has about 370 members and I need to reduce it down to 190 for CBN reasons, many people have either left IBM or move teams, or teams have split off and started their own Mural Workspace, and it is so difficult for me to first identify them remove each of these 180 people one by one, then have to select and then confirm that each of their many example and practice rooms have to be deleted too. Mural is really is not efficient in this respect.

  • RaewynM
    edited August 2022

    Hasn't anyone else noticed that whenever you remove a person from a Mural workspace, that you have in inherit not only their personal rooms, but also their example Murals and Practice Murals. So when I had to remove 50 people from our Mural workspace (due to a rearranging of teams) I inherited 50 Personal rooms, 50 Example Rooms and 50 Practice Murals, all of which are cluttering up my Mural view, and they can only be deleted one by one!

  • I have the same issue. We are a big company and I am responsible for admin - when people are leaving I need to transfer their rooms to me and I have several hundred rooms right now. Would like to be able to remove several at same time - or at least use some kind of key-board-short-cut for it.

  • Yes this 👆️ all of the above.

    Also, besides inheriting and then having to manually delete afterwards, I would like ONE central place to admin members accross company workspaces (I'm on an enterprise, with 8 seperate workspaces). It's very timeconsuming having to go through each workspace for each employee who leave the company.