Is there a way to prevent moderators from purging topics / posts and change it to soft-delete topics and posts instead? It'd be a nice precaution incase a moderator account is compromised or a moderator goes rouge.
And thank you so much for pointing me to the right direction. I was not clear how to delete/update these database settings. I have used Mongo_Express for this and cleaned the database according to your referenced topic. And it finally cleared the unwanted topics from my forum.