Wazoo Posted June 7, 2005 Share Posted June 7, 2005 Thank the gods that 'we' thus far don't seem to have quite the same user base involved, but for those that have issues with the peer-to-peer support offered 'here ''' check out this exchange in the IPB support Forum (the folks that made this application) Invision Power Services _ Invision Power Board Feature Suggestions _ Moderator option suggestion http://forums.invisionpower.com/index.php?showtopic=172924 Posted by: SumGuy Today, 06:15 AM I think it would be a good idea to give moderators the ability to move a post and add it as a reply to another post instead of only being able to move it to a different forum. Hopefully I was clear enough Feel free to correct me if there is an option already there. If there is I have not been able to find it Posted by: Wilko Today, 06:26 AM Sorry but I find your suggestion stupid lol Why would you want to move a post from one topic, to another thread with a different topic or if it is the same topic, the poster didn't reply to that one, he replied to the thread he posted in. If you get me. Posted by: SumGuy Today, 06:41 AM Maybe not something most people would use, but people tend to not read the other posts before they post their topic. For example I have a recruiting thread set up for new guild members to post that they want to join. The way it is now i have to have a forum set up just for this thread, had to get rid of posting new topic permissions on that forum. I would rather be able to move that topic to one of my other forums and just move any new "I want to join" topics as replies to that thread. Personally I just hate having a forum set up for just 1 thread... but it is the only way I can do a topic like this the way it is now. Posted by: Wazoo Today, 07:35 PM I think it would be a good idea to give moderators the ability to move a post and add it as a reply to another post instead of only being able to move it to a different forum. Feel free to correct me if there is an option already there. If there is I have not been able to find it The "process" you are describing sounds exactly like the "Merge Topics" Moderating action. The "difficult" part of that is that the resulting "Merged" Topic/Discussion is ordered by the date of Posting, so there are some confusion factors involved .... In general, when I do a merge and the results don't "flow" correctly, I'll edit a post or two to explain what happened .... For instance, a 'new' user pops in and asks a question in his/her "new Topic" ... the 'answer' turns out to be contained in a 19-page long existing discussion .... I 'merge' this new user's post into that humongous existing Topic ... catch is, someone then reading the 'new' data has the question "how in the &^%$ could this idiot have read through 19 pages of stuff and then asked this stupid question?" .... my "edit" of the 'moved/Merged" post stating that I had moved it "from somewhere else" tends to dispell the tendency for a flame to start .... (and of course, a part of this 'Merge' action is to PM the 'new' user to advise of the movement of his/her post) Posted by: mitty Today, 08:51 PM Yeah, in case you don't feel like reading though Wazoo's whole post, you can just use the "merge topic" feature Posted by: SumGuy Today, 09:47 PM Thanks alot Wazoo, that was exactly what I was looking for. It seems i'm blind as I've never noticed that option before you pointed it out Now I can drop the forum I made just for that thread and move it somewhere better Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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