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Forum prune move to

Post by Walther » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:13 am

Would like this mod converted to an extension, kind'a surprise it is not a default action in 3.1.1
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It's an option to move posts instead of delete them on pruning, so they do not get deleted, but archived for example.

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Re: Forum prune move to

Post by Sshadow » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:18 pm

Would love to see this as well :)

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Post by dan filipi » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:44 pm

I am making a list of the MODS we currently run on 3.0 and need to run smoothly with little moderator actions and maintenance. This is one I need for a motorcycle parts forum I just started as well.
It's a much needed feature because the posts/threads are left in tact in case there ever arises a need to refer back to it.

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Re: Forum prune move to

Post by Walther » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:24 pm

any news about this request ? Seems like it is not picked up yet :cry:

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Re: Forum prune move to

Post by PayBas » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:06 pm

A Cron that removes shadow topics older than a certain number of days would indeed be handy (for phpBB.com as well ;)).

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Re: Forum prune move to

Post by Walther » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:02 am

PayBas wrote:A Cron that removes shadow topics older than a certain number of days would indeed be handy (for phpBB.com as well ;)).
that is allready in your phpBB forum settings :idea:

- Go to adminstration panel --> forums --> Manage forums
- Choose a forum and press the green Edit icon
- Scroll down to Forum Prune Settings
- Enable auto-pruning of shadow topics
- set number of days in the following two fields
- press Submit at the bottom
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Re: Forum prune move to

Post by PayBas » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:15 am

Never knew, thx ;).

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Re: Forum prune move to

Post by Cobra45 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:32 am

Where are the pruned topics storaged?

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Re: Forum prune move to

Post by Walther » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:30 pm

Normally they are deleted, and can not be retrieved back.

With this mod (extension reqeust), they are not deleted but moved to a forum part of choice, for example hidden or locked for users. It acts like an archive, topics can be retrieved by simply move them back to the original forum.

For example, a forum with a for-sale part:
After some time measured after latest reply, the item for-sale will be moved to a locked part of the forum
When the owner of that topic 'complains' that is has not been sold yet, you simply place it back,
or when you have rules that putting items for sale is for free, as long as it one-in-a-while that you sell something, it's a great way to discover that user-X is more a salesperson than a normal forum user, as the previous for-sale items from that person can still be viewed by admin and/or moderators, and so on...

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Re: Forum prune move to

Post by Komanche » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:27 pm

+1

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:42 pm

there is a "soft delete" function in 3.1 that may be what you are looking for.

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Re: Forum prune move to

Post by Komanche » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:51 pm

not the same, as it is not moving the posts to specific forum... I like the "trash" section, where I can always find old posts, but no one can edit it...

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Re: Forum prune move to

Post by Walther » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:41 pm

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:there is a "soft delete" function in 3.1 that may be what you are looking for.

robert
No, it is not automated, like the 'forum prune move to'

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Post by potku » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:50 am

This would be handy, indeed. :)

Does anyone know if this has been picked up by now?
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Post by pierredu » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:16 am

You could look at an extension still indevelopment : viewtopic.php?f=456&t=2352541. You select a target forum and move the topic there using a button. I would prefer having it as an item of the moderator drop down menu.

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