Renaming and Splitting Threads
Posted: 03 April 2017 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]
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One of the things I miss from the old EZboard/Yuku discussion group is the ability to change the subject in the “Topic Title” as things move along.

[ Edited: 04 April 2017 03:11 AM by Dave Wilton ]
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Posted: 04 April 2017 03:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Oecolampadius - 03 April 2017 08:45 PM

One of the things I miss from the old EZboard/Yuku discussion group is the ability to change the subject in the “Topic Title” as things move along.

The original poster has the option of changing the title or splitting the thread, and creating a new thread out of posts to the original thread.

You can change the title by editing the original post. There is a button for splitting the thread (alongside the edit post button) which allows you to name the new thread and select which posts go in it. But only the original poster (and me) has this power. When you split a thread, you can also move it to another forum, from general to meta or vice versa.

I’ve split this thread from the Revenant/Pissing in the Wind thread in the general discussion.

[ Edited: 04 April 2017 03:13 AM by Dave Wilton ]
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Posted: 04 April 2017 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks, Dave!

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Posted: 05 April 2017 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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As Michael Caine might have said, but apparently didn’t, “Not a lot of people know that.” And I’m one of those who didn’t.

Dave, just checked using one of my threads and look as I might I see no button for splitting a thread. Are you sure that normal members have access to it?

[ Edited: 05 April 2017 12:00 PM by aldiboronti ]
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Posted: 05 April 2017 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I looked at a couple of threads I started, and saw no means of splitting the thread either.

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Posted: 05 April 2017 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I just updated the permissions to allow it. If you look at the initial post in the thread, you will see the split and merge buttons.

What I had to do was make everyone a “moderator.” Any “Member” can now split, merge, or move any thread. I would ask that people use this ability with care. I don’t think this group will abuse the privilege. “New Members” don’t have permission to do this.

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Posted: 05 April 2017 03:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Moderate power corrupts moderately.

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Posted: 06 April 2017 04:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Now I see the new buttons. Thank you, Dave.

And I see that in the Test forum the buttons can be used for anyone’s thread rather than just one’s own, which makes sense as it’s a test area. It’s only rarely that I can see myself using these buttons but it’s good to have them. Anyway, off to test my awesome new powers in the appropriate forum. Up up and away!

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Posted: 06 April 2017 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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The buttons work for all threads on all three forums. Splitting and merging is a moderator function, and moderators have power over all threads. Making everyone a moderator is not something one should normally do, but this is a well-behaved and respectful group. So I have no worries. (If we get another WG, however, I may need to revoke the power.)

I did not assign moderators the power to edit, however. Only the poster (and me) can edit a post, and only the original poster in a thread (and me) can edit the title of a thread.

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Posted: 06 April 2017 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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And so they do! You’re right, in such a company I don’t envisage anyone running amuk and if one of us does go loco with advancing years you can always use your admin zap gun on us!

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