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Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 12th, 2017, 10:58 pm
by James
-Arch- wrote:i can see what you mean, my guess its a problem with the actual Forum Software, it doesnt actually Move the exact Thread to where the Mod moved it to, it just moves a Copy of that Thread to where the Mod moves it to. ) hope that makes sense ) dunno if a Forum upgrade would fix that issue?

The thread number stays the same as it is not made as a new thread. When a mod/admin moves a thread to another forum section you have the option of leaving the shadow topic link redirect so people can find the same thread easily.

There is a way to move a thread and make it as a new one as I have made use of the Split options where you can essentially move all posts of the thread to be a new thread and not just split off from a point or selected posts. I used this trick a few times in past back when we had a few persistent spammers that kept trying to spam certain threads but we wanted to keep it unlocked if possible.

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 12th, 2017, 11:05 pm
by Mouse5
ok, thanks for explanation James

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 13th, 2017, 2:17 am
by Frank Lion
James wrote: When a mod/admin moves a thread to another forum section you have the option of leaving the shadow topic link redirect so people can find the same thread easily.

Which makes sense, otherwise people get confused.

But when the threads - that shouldn't have been in that forum in the first place - are weeks old or that the OPs and main posters have posted on the moved thread again....the purpose of leaving the shadow topic still in the original forum, is what exactly?

tl;dr? there are too many shadow topic traces left in General.

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 13th, 2017, 8:47 am
by smsmith
I moved the top three threads out of General and removed the shadow. Let me know if the others move back up and I'll do the same with those. For now, the next one is halfway down the page and hasn't been active for over a week.

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 13th, 2017, 11:49 am
by Frank Lion
Thanks.

smsmith wrote: For now, the next one is halfway down the page and hasn't been active for over a week.

Funnily enough, those are the one I'd have whacked first. Especially, when there has been 'resolution' - viewtopic.php?p=14731596#p14731596 i.e. the OP has regained control of his bowels once more, etc.

Anything, it's not a 'big thing', it's just that I noticed that Firefox General was looking like Custer's Last Stand these days, i.e. full of arrows.

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 15th, 2017, 6:52 am
by makaiguy
viewtopic.php?p=14732989#p14732989

Multiple email addresses shown in screen shot

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 15th, 2017, 7:01 am
by LIMPET235
Thanks Doug.
I've edited the image & PM'd the OP.

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 16th, 2017, 3:34 pm
by dfoulkes
Opening an old topic...
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2918687

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 16th, 2017, 8:59 pm
by DanRaisch
^ Commented and locked.

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 17th, 2017, 2:33 pm
by malliz

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 17th, 2017, 5:05 pm
by DanRaisch
Been there. Done that.

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 19th, 2017, 7:02 pm
by Mouse5
would a MOD be able to Sticky this Thread Please viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3025513

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 19th, 2017, 10:04 pm
by smsmith
^Stickied.

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 20th, 2017, 2:15 pm
by malliz

Re: Moderation / Spam / Login Activation Requests

PostPosted: February 20th, 2017, 9:57 pm
by malliz
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3027592&p=14733941#p14733941
Can this be locked please? They have their own forum