Remove Town Square or User from TS [SELF-Hosted]


I searched the internet and the forum because I’m wondering if one of the following scenarios is possible on a self-hosted MS server (free plan):

  • Remove the town square by MM shell or
  • Remove specific users from the town square or
  • Restrict the access in the town square channel so that users can’t see each others
  • Use the feature “Channel moderation” to make the TS read only

I would be super happy if you can help me out here. I really tried to find the information before.

Cheers & Merry Christmas!

Hi eSpox and welcome to the Mattermost forums!

The town square is an integral part of every Mattermost installation and cannot be removed. You can rename it, though.
Also every user needs to be part of this special channel, so you cannot remove users from it and everyone in this channel will be able to view a list of other users in this channel.
There’s no way to make the channel read-only either.

What’s your use-case? Why would you want people not to see each other?

Hi eSpox,

trying to follow up here - did you solve your issue already?