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A Question About Announcement Threads

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 2:46 am
by Dzien Dobry
I love the way you have fixed your Announcement threads to be on the top of every Topics page. I’m enticed by this feature. Is it set to work only one way or are there some options to select? Specifically, is the order of descent automatically fixed by the date of the original announcement or is the order predetermined by the Administrator or does the announcement on the bottom automatically move to the top when someone posts a reply? What controls are there? For example, after an announcement thread has served its purpose, can the Administrator change it to a regular thread?

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 2:49 am
by dougk_ff7
Ok, I didn't quite get all that, but it is hard-coded to have announcements stick at the top of the lists. To do that, it first grabs all announcements, then stickies, then the regular topics. But announcement types are set by a radio button on the posting page for new topics. So, even if an admin is editing, he can change it from announcement to sticky or normal, and vice versa. Oh wow. :)

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 5:59 am
by GamerZ
BTW can the forum be arrange in order?

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 6:21 am
by Coasters2k
Are the Announcements and Stickies permanently attatched to the top or are they there for a set date then go down the list?

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 7:29 am
by Dzien Dobry
Like your Announcement and Sticky feature that gives special properties to designated threads, I see that a label called Moved can be attached to a thread. For how long does the Moved indicator stay up, showing that the thread has moved to another forum?

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 7:44 am
by theFinn
Annonucements and stickies stay where they are untill someone turns them into normal posts.

A topic will show up as 'moved' for as long as the 'shadow topic' exists. The shadow topic is whats left behind after you move a topic. When you move a topic you have the option of leaving a shadow topic or not.

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:06 am
by Dzien Dobry
Is it easy to move a post from a thread in one forum to a thread in another? If so, does any link to the targeted thread or hint of a transferred post stay behind?

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:10 am
by theFinn
No, you can't move a single post from one thread to another...

There are plans for a 'merge thread' option in v2.2 So you can merge 2 (or more I suppose) threads into 1.

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:25 am
by Dzien Dobry
I assume you can delete a post. Can you copy a thread and move the copy to another forum?

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2001 2:57 am
by Kanuck
Coasters2K, you from Danimation?

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2001 3:12 am
by hsim
Can you delete the shadow thread with ModCP only?

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2001 3:31 am
by Coasters2k
[quote=Kanuck]
Coasters2K, you from Danimation?
[/quote]
Yep. Been a while since I've posted there, however.

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 4:27 pm
by Jay
theFinn wrote: No, you can't move a single post from one thread to another...

There are plans for a 'merge thread' option in v2.2 So you can merge 2 (or more I suppose) threads into 1.

woohoo!!! i used the search (thanks to Kanuck) and found what i was looking for! who would have thunk it 8O

this is great news.. can't wait to be able to select indivisual posts to move out of threads etc. :D

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 5:16 pm
by SHS`
hsim wrote: Can you delete the shadow thread with ModCP only?


Yes, as that is surely a moderators job?? Plus a shadow would have been left there for a reason.