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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 5/4/2012 1:09 AM EST : REQUEST: Ability to Move a Post to a Different Thread
Valdaglerion
Posts: 2473
Zomgawsh Poster

As far back as four years ago, diverkiwi asked for this ability:

I would love to move posts into new or existing threads.
Like when people start a new topic instead of commenting on the original one.


We frequently have members that post messages in the wrong thread or get so off topic that their posts should be moved to a new thread.  Most of the many forums I participate in allow admins the ability to pluck a message post from one thread and move it into a new thread or a different one.

One of the biggest benefits of a guild website is the ability to communicate in the forums.  As a website admin, it's important to me to insure they are well maintained.  There are many forum features common to other sites that just don't exist here and this is one of them.

I know you are working on some long term plan for the forums (full text searches, etc.), Aaron, but in the mean time, please add this useful feature.
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 5/23/2012 3:47 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Ability to Move a Post to a Different Th...
Valdaglerion
Posts: 2473
Zomgawsh Poster

Again...  Four years of requests.  Can I get an "Amen"! 
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Veriss (Guild Admin) 5/25/2012 2:29 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Ability to Move a Post to a Different Th...
Veriss
Posts: 1234
Zomgawsh Poster

I've only been asked about this one time in six months but I suppose on more active forums misplaced posts could be a headache. 

Until a post move feature is added I would just "quote" the post, copy the quoted section with the markup, make a reply in the appropriate/new thread, Cntrl+V the quoted text and go about my business. If your members are persnickity, add (Edit: moved from that thread to this thread because of blah blah blah). 


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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 5/26/2012 6:39 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Ability to Move a Post to a Different Th...
Valdaglerion
Posts: 2473
Zomgawsh Poster

I appreciate the suggestion and have done that on occasion.  It's pretty inelegant, though.  When the person goes looking for their post, they don't find it anymore because it's now my post.  Also, if they subscribed to their thread, that subscription goes away.

To be honest, this is only ONE problem with the forums.  GuildPortal members (myself included) have been asking for a forum update for years.  Many sites I am a member of use vbulletin forums.  Technology continues to advance and I, plus many others, have come to expect more out of our forums:
  • Full text search, not just titles.
  • Ability to search by tag, author, date, etc.
  • A link to go from the post you're reading to the next unread post.
  • A button in the last post column (when viewing forums) to jump to that last post
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Veriss (Guild Admin) 5/31/2012 1:43 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Ability to Move a Post to a Different Th...
Veriss
Posts: 1234
Zomgawsh Poster

Heh, I hear you.  You can add to the list:
  • Mark a new thread as "read" when I made the first and so far only post in it. 
  • Mark a thread as having new posts in it, with a link to the first new post in it rather then display a link to each and every new post in it.   
  • If the above can't be done, mark the remainder of the posts in a thread as "read" when I've viewed the first new unread post in a thread. 
Editing this post reminded me of another issue, Site Admins should not have to wait ten seconds to edit a post they just edited. 

 Cheers, Cogs
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 6/5/2012 12:48 PM EST : RE: REQUEST: Ability to Move a Post to a Different Th...
Valdaglerion
Posts: 2473
Zomgawsh Poster

Can Aaron or Sandy reply to this.  As an admin who has to deal with a lot of questions/gripes from my guild mates, I'd appreciate something concrete to pass on.

Are any of these changes going to be made?  If so, when?  I believe Aaron mentioned a forum update a looong time ago.
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