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FREAK, isaac
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by FREAK
FREAK
Simple question

Is it possible to move one post to a different area than that post and all that responding in the topic.

Example: The topic is about apples and someone posts about oranges. After that post people continue to talk about apples. I want to move the post about oranges to the orange topic and not have all posts that followed the orange post which comment about apples moved into the orange topic.


Regarding deleting posts, is it possible to delete more than one post at a time in a thread. If I have someone that isn't on topic and needs deleted, rather than the painful process of delete 1, then go back to delete another and go back and do this over and over, is there something that can alleviate the issue?

Something that I have observed and I need direction on

I have new members set that I have to approve posts. Once they have 5 posts overall they can access certain information in the forum. What I am finding is someone will go ahead and circumvent the process by making 5 separate one line posts. However once they hit that 5 post threshold even though I haven't approved the 5 posts, the system puts them into the group that is allowed to see the information and the posts that should've been approved are no longer there to be approved since the UBB is seeing 5 posts made. That defeats the purpose of approving posts.........

I have to go in and delete each post one by one, edit post count and remove them from the group they shouldn't be in.

Look forward to the replies to these because this stuff is driving me batty.
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by Gizmo
Gizmo
This is a user to user support forum, we choose to be here to answer user questions where they're applicable to the product; if you want guaranteed support from the vendor you need to be using Member Support to receive support directly from the vendor, or seeking support from the person who has been providing support to you privately. These are not paid support forums.

You can move a post out of a discussion by clicking edit and "move/merge this post and any replies" option; note that on forums that use Quick Reply your replies aren't necessarily assigned to the post right above their response, so you'll likely end up having to move/merge multiple posts and attach them to a specific parent posting.

You can only delete one post at a time, you cannot delete multiple posts within a thread at once; what you see is what is available to you.

If you have users skirting how the system works, you'll need to ban them until you can sort their postings; the system currently attributes any posts made to a post count unless within a "posts don't count" forum (see the "Posts Count" option when editing a forum).

This is a product which was developed in the mid 90s; Isaac and I have only been providing updates to the base since v7.5.9. Significant changes take a lot of time to be written, and huge feature changes have already been introduced since we started officially working on the base product (versus providing modifications and features through UBBDev
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by isaac
isaac
Originally Posted by FREAK
Why isn't there an e-mail notification that posts need Approved? Currently the only way is to go to the Approved Post area in the CP but even then you have to manually refresh that area to see any posts that need approved. It's very archaic in nature.

Your Forums > User drop-down menu > Preferences
"Moderator and Administrator Notification Preferences"
Select Yes for "Notify me when a post needs to be approved in a forum I moderate."
Click "Save Changes"

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If you are having problems with new users, maybe do not force your uses in to your customized automated process which is easy to bypass.

As Gizmo wrote above, find moderators who will clear out the trash posts as needed. suspend or ban the violators. When you have moderators who are online often, they can handle violators quickly.

Use the tools already available to you:
• Set up a delay between posts. Maybe 5 minutes or 20 minutes between posts for new accounts -- I dont know your situation.
• Spread out your automated group changes to maybe 100 posts, vs the 5 posts it sounds like you already have.
• Run the post-count-rebuilder weekly if you have a major issue.

But what it all comes down to is that you need moderators to assist.
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