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Status of "move thread" problems? RRS feed

  • Question

  • There have been several threads here about users losing track of their thread because it got moved.  I've been avoiding posting a note before moving a thread because the alert contains a bad link.  And avoiding moving altogether after I found out it disappears from the user's My Threads page.

    What's the current status?
    Hans Passant.
    Saturday, April 4, 2009 7:54 PM

Answers

  • The "disappearance from my threads" problem should be resolved in our April release, near the end of this month.

    In either April or May release we should be leaving a trail so that you'll get 301 redirected from old thread locations to their new locations for move/merge...
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    http://twitter.com/robjoh
    Monday, April 6, 2009 4:45 PM
  • Just to get a better understanding of the bug.... If a post is moved before being replied to, does the alert get the correct link?
    I seem to understand that the bug involves two parts:
    1. Reply and then move the thread causes the alert to the old location to fail with a 404.
    2. Move any thread and the user can't find the thread in "My Threads" no matter what.

    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator

    Correct on #1 and #2. New alerts once a thread has been moved will get the correct links.
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:23 PM

All replies

  • The "disappearance from my threads" problem should be resolved in our April release, near the end of this month.

    In either April or May release we should be leaving a trail so that you'll get 301 redirected from old thread locations to their new locations for move/merge...
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    http://twitter.com/robjoh
    Monday, April 6, 2009 4:45 PM
  • Just to get a better understanding of the bug.... If a post is moved before being replied to, does the alert get the correct link?
    I seem to understand that the bug involves two parts:
    1. Reply and then move the thread causes the alert to the old location to fail with a 404.
    2. Move any thread and the user can't find the thread in "My Threads" no matter what.

    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 2:36 PM
  • Just to get a better understanding of the bug.... If a post is moved before being replied to, does the alert get the correct link?
    I seem to understand that the bug involves two parts:
    1. Reply and then move the thread causes the alert to the old location to fail with a 404.
    2. Move any thread and the user can't find the thread in "My Threads" no matter what.

    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator

    Correct on #1 and #2. New alerts once a thread has been moved will get the correct links.
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:23 PM
  • Thanks for the clarification, Matt. It is shame about the My Threads bit, but the users of the forums that I moderate are generally not likely to use that feature in most cases, relying instead on the alerts. So, I feel safe in moving and then replying when a move is warranted.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:59 PM
  • That's a bit beyond painful to do.  Finding the thread back is *hard*.
    Hans Passant.
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 12:29 AM
  • Yo mean finding it after you've moved it? Typically I'm moving threads within a set of forums for OneCare, most often to our Off Topic folder. Traffic is currently light enough that I can find the moved post readily enough. If the thread is older in a busy forum I agree that it would be quite painful to locate after moving it.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 12:35 AM