Is it possible to delete threads from the Lists Archives

This was a question I post to Bruin Online Lists Admin.

Here is the response:

Unfortunately there is no way to delete threads in your mailing list archives. Is there a particular reason you want to do this?

If all you want to do is prevent individuals from being able to see the archives, you can change a setting in your mailing list to hide the list archives. This setting can be changed in the list admin page under ‘Archiving Options.’

I suppose if it is important to wipe out the archives, then maybe one can have the entire list deleted and then recreated.