Copying single posts, not only complete topics

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Copying single posts, not only complete topics

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It would be a nice feature to be able to copy a single post to another forum and not only a complete thread.
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Can you give us a use case for this?

On most boards cross posting is either forbidden or at least discouraged so I am not sure what this would achieve.
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This has been discussed already.
Clone Post (Not: topic)
While I do consider it a useful feature, it's truly a niche feature and a simple text copy or a quote can achieve the result mentioned in the title (copy vs. clone).
I would give the idea a YES vote, if it weren't for the too short description you posted which doesn't generate any interest (+ threads <> topics :cry: ).
As david63 mentioned: a user case would greatly help in explaining the need for such a feature.
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Hi
While it is so easy to edit the post to copy it, or as a quote, as already said, I don't understand the usefulness of such an addition to phpBB.
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ssl wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:21 am
Hi
While it is so easy to edit the post to copy it, or as a quote, as already said, I don't understand the usefulness of such an addition to phpBB.
A copy or a quote would be a new post: with a new posttime. A clone removes the need for a copy (and could keep the original posttime).
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Yes it is true but it seems to me that there is an extension which allows to change the time and date of publication of a message.
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With 10 years of experience the times when we encountered such a need the whole topic was cloned and selected posts of the new topic were deleted again. Occured rarily, maybe twice a year.
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ARit wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:42 am
It would be a nice feature to be able to copy a single post to another forum and not only a complete thread.
I too find it strange of not being able to copy a single post or even merge a post with another post without using an extension.


That's something I've thought about for a long time and I wonder how much MCP have changed over the years. Very little I'm afraid and still we cannot merge posts or copy a post in MCP.
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Ancient Viking wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:59 pm
ARit wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:42 am
It would be a nice feature to be able to copy a single post to another forum and not only a complete thread.
I too find it strange of not being able to copy a single post or even merge a post with another post without using an extension.


That's something I've thought about for a long time and I wonder how much MCP have changed over the years. Very little I'm afraid and still we cannot merge posts or copy a post in MCP.
Sorry maybe i got it wrong. What do you mean you cannot merge posts via MCP? I am able to merge since 3.0 :o With no additional extension.
Are you talking about merging the text only or topic + topic, post+topic?
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