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Message 7385 - Posted: 11 Jan 2007, 0:01:48 UTC

Sometimes similar (or often nearly identical) threads are being created in various message boards within a projects - e.g. some important note (with following ideas) for many readers, which is not suitable for the project's news area. The posters then try to keep the threads in sync and the readers try to find out, whether the contents was identical or they missed something.

This situation could be overcome if such thread could be visible from various boards - like Number Crunching, Cafe Lounge, Science, Team Talk... the way like shared memory or soft links to files. It'd be off course enough if moderators (and not the regular posters) had the powers to promote a thread to be shared between boards.

What do you think of it?

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Message 7396 - Posted: 11 Jan 2007, 7:09:48 UTC - in response to Message 7385.  

Needs huge modifications to the boards. Probably won't be done.
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Message 7452 - Posted: 13 Jan 2007, 13:07:06 UTC - in response to Message 7396.  

Needs huge modifications to the boards. Probably won't be done.

Some fora have a 'recent threads' listing regardless of the forum they are in....makes it easy to keep track as to what's active. The list includes a column as to what forum its in, thus if it says char room or team box, one can easily scan for items of interest.

Certainly i think that some posts and threads are in the wrong forum and need to be moved or merged into the proper forum and thread. Have seen this actually only happening at one DC project.

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Message 7646 - Posted: 20 Jan 2007, 23:26:17 UTC - in response to Message 7396.  

Needs huge modifications to the boards. Probably won't be done.

I don't think it would need so huge modifications. Wouldn't it be just changing "where category=X" to "where category=X or shared=1" in forum_forum.php? (I'm not sure if it is 'category' for that, but you get the idea).

However I don't think this addition would be useful.
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