5.1.1: Moving Topics
In the Moderator Control Panel, you may move any number of topics from the current forum to another forum. To do this, check the boxes next to each topic and click Move. Select the forum that you would like to move the topics moved to. Select if you would like to leave Shadow Topics, and click Yes to complete the move.
188.8.131.52: Shadow Topics
Shadow Topics may be left when a topic is moved from one forum to another. Shadow topics exist so that when someone commonly checks a topic, they will not be confused when it gets moved. A shadow topic appears in the original forum, and links to the topic in its new forum. The text "Moved: " will appear in front of the shadow topic in the old forum. A shadow topic will not be marked unread when new replies are posted to the topic, so it should eventually move down the forum as new topics are made and replied to. The actual topic (in the new forum) will be updated as replies are posted.
Suppose there was a topic titled "What kinds of cheese do you like?" in a forum named General Discussion. Suppose that a moderator moved that topic to the Cheese Discussion forum, and left a shadow topic. In the Cheese Discussion forum, there will be the topic named "What kinds of cheese do you like?" This topic will be marked unread as replies are posted to it. In the General Discussion forum there will be a topic named "Moved: What kinds of cheese do you like?" This topic will link directly to the topic in the Cheese Discussion forum, and will not be marked unread as replies are posted.
5.1.2: Deleting Topics
In the Moderator Control Panel, you may delete any number of topics. To do this, check the boxes next to each topic and click Delete. You must confirm your decision by clicking Yes.
5.1.3: Locking and unlocking topics
In the Moderator Control Panel, you may lock or unlock any number of topics. To do this, check the boxes next to each topic and click Lock or Unlock. A locked topic may only be posted to by moderators and administrators.
5.1.4: Splitting Topics
In the Moderator Control Panel, you may split a topic by clicking on the topic title. You will be taken to the Split Topic Control Panel. You may select the posts to split; they will then be removed from the topic and put into a new topic. This will allow you to move off-topic posts to another topic, keeping your topics more organized.
New Topic Title - The title of the new topic created by the split.
Forum for new topic - The forum that the new topic will be located in.
To split only specific posts from a topic, check the box next to each post and click Split selected posts.
To split a post and every post after that one, select the first post to split and click Split from selected posts.