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Is there a way to limit some users (non admin team members) from archiving cards?

Looking for a way to limit non admin team members from archiving the cards on boards, is this an option?

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Feb 24, 2019

Hi @Mariah V  unfortunately not at this time due to Trello's collaborative nature. This article talks about the permissions and various users. You could give them observer access, but then they wouldn't be able to comment, only view.

You may want to consider an internal procedure for your team where individuals move completed cards to a Done list, and each week the admin users can move the Done list to a separate board where only they have access. You could do this weekly or month and then name your list the week or month to keep record of what was competed each week or month.

You could also check the archives daily/weekly and talk to your team about the importance of them not archiving cards, until the procedure becomes habit for team members.

Hope this helps,



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Iain Dooley Community Leader Feb 25, 2019

@Mariah V you can do this in a way using the API, by unarchiving any card that someone archives who isn't an admin. This won't protect against malicious behaviour, though, because they can archive and delete faster than anything connected to the API can react.

But for protecting against accidental or inadvertent archiving the API is suitable. Here's an example of how to do it in Trellinator:

Here's an article showing how to set up Trellinator:

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