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Hiding old stickies RRS feed

  • Question

  • It would be nice if there was some way to hide older stickies, for example in the vbgeneral forum there are seven stickies ("pinned posts"). These take up space and require the user to scroll to get to the exciting(?) part of finding new questions to answer. For the frequent visitor, these could (do) become annoying.

    Also, the order of the stickies might need to be reviewed periodically, for example, in the vbgeneral forum it appears that the sticky regarding VB6 questions is so far down that people wanting to ask VB6 questions don't even see it.

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010 9:08 AM

Answers

  • This ought to be the Moderator's job in that he/she is able to delete stickies and if necessary combine their content with that of another sticky.

     

    I have been fairly tough both on my own and other peoples' stickies and tried to ensure there are never more than 3 stickies per forum precisely to keep some actual Q+As visible.

     

    The main problem is that the MS people who wrote some of the stickies vanished long ago and while it's clear that "we have just moved the forum" posts can be deleted when they are still there a year (!) later, there are several stickies where you need to get hold of someone to ask permission (and for non-MS Moderators, who are perhaps the only ones who know where there is a delete button, that isn't so easy - also the fastest way to become an ex-Moderator is to delete a sticky posted originally by someone from Microsoft - several of "my" forums have a "Hello" sticky from someone who no longer works at Microsoft, I was still told not to delete it when I asked).

     

    Mike Walsh

    (I checked - one forum of "mine" has four stickies. All four are from MS people of which one is Hello from the ex-MS guy. One of the other three ("please mark posts as answers") could easily be removed but I know what would happen to me if I did remove it.)

     


    2010 Books: SPF 2010; SPS 2010; SPD 2010; InfoPath 2010; Workflow etc.
    2007 Books: WSS 3.0; MOSS 2007; SPD 2007; InfoPath 2007; PerformancePoint; SSRS; Workflow
    Both lists also include books in French; German; Spanish with even more languages in the 2007 list.
    • Marked as answer by Andrew Morton Thursday, June 3, 2010 2:36 PM
    Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:02 PM

All replies

  • This ought to be the Moderator's job in that he/she is able to delete stickies and if necessary combine their content with that of another sticky.

     

    I have been fairly tough both on my own and other peoples' stickies and tried to ensure there are never more than 3 stickies per forum precisely to keep some actual Q+As visible.

     

    The main problem is that the MS people who wrote some of the stickies vanished long ago and while it's clear that "we have just moved the forum" posts can be deleted when they are still there a year (!) later, there are several stickies where you need to get hold of someone to ask permission (and for non-MS Moderators, who are perhaps the only ones who know where there is a delete button, that isn't so easy - also the fastest way to become an ex-Moderator is to delete a sticky posted originally by someone from Microsoft - several of "my" forums have a "Hello" sticky from someone who no longer works at Microsoft, I was still told not to delete it when I asked).

     

    Mike Walsh

    (I checked - one forum of "mine" has four stickies. All four are from MS people of which one is Hello from the ex-MS guy. One of the other three ("please mark posts as answers") could easily be removed but I know what would happen to me if I did remove it.)

     


    2010 Books: SPF 2010; SPS 2010; SPD 2010; InfoPath 2010; Workflow etc.
    2007 Books: WSS 3.0; MOSS 2007; SPD 2007; InfoPath 2007; PerformancePoint; SSRS; Workflow
    Both lists also include books in French; German; Spanish with even more languages in the 2007 list.
    • Marked as answer by Andrew Morton Thursday, June 3, 2010 2:36 PM
    Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:02 PM
  • Sticky should be maintained separately by a category .

    any way this information helps me alot

    Monday, June 14, 2010 11:37 AM