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Internal Links when in TechNet forums set are going to MSDN Forums set RRS feed

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  • Yup, I see that too.  Wow, this has the potential to get a lot of users desperately lost.  Clicking "Forums Home" next is fatal.  It doesn't screw up "My Forums" though, like it used to.  Well, at least it is consistently wrong instead of randomly.

    Hans Passant.
    Friday, October 2, 2009 11:20 AM
  • This is a known issue for this release (Only known issue that we've already identified and plan to fix soon). See our announcement for September 09 Release.

    Snippet:

    "Known Issues

    Forum threads from shared forums takes the user to the default forum brand. So users looking at a forum in a brand it is shared in (like forums issues in MSDN) will link across domain to the generic microsoft brand domain. We are investigating a fix to this to preserve the context of the current brand."

    We've fixed a design change bug where forum thread URL's are only navigatable through their brand context. Before, you can view a thread in any brand now it's through it's brand context.

    The issue above that you're seeing is because those Forums are shared 2 brands, MSDN and Technet where the default Brand is MSDN. Same issue for the Bug Reporting Forum where the default brand is community. We'll fix this and will post back with a fix date. No ETA at the moment.

    Another issue that moderators may see (which we've already identified) are moving threads to different Brands. Since threads can only be accessed through their brand, you can only move threads for forums for that brand. Changing social.msdn to social.technet on the thread URL would not work. UNLESS, the Forum of the thread (where it belongs) is shared between brands then this works. We already have a bug on this DCR.

    Thanks.


    Forums Test Lead
    Friday, October 2, 2009 2:45 PM
  • Thanks Don.

    You'll have to explain this to me though.

    "Another issue that moderators may see (which we've already identified) are moving threads to different Brands. Since threads can only be accessed through their brand, you can only move threads for forums for that brand."

    As you can only move by clicking Move and getting a list of places you can move to (all in the same "brand" as the forum where you were in when you clicked Move) how can you move to a forum in the wrong brand ?

    Mike

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    Friday, October 2, 2009 5:19 PM
  • It's not only moving a forum to the wrong brand, rather moving a thread to a different brand. This can be accomplished by Changing the URL from: social.msdn to social.technet.

    EX:

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/thread/a45e5b2a-dd06-4d5b-9cab-dc1befde414d/move

    http://social.MSDN.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/thread/a45e5b2a-dd06-4d5b-9cab-dc1befde414d/move

    The above URL will give you a list of Forums for MSDN brand compared to the community brand. Sometimes, I do this if I see a thread posted incorrectly in MSDN v.s. Technet.
    Forums Test Lead
    Friday, October 2, 2009 5:47 PM
    • >This can be accomplished by

      Oh. I'd always assumed you could change brands only at root level not at individual thread level where I assumed they had a different "code" in the different brands.

    I'm no longer acting as Moderator (from 1st Oct), otherwise I'd be using this tip.


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    Saturday, October 3, 2009 8:03 AM
  • We used to change it at the thread level to move threads to other Forums in other brands ;). Not anymore after the DCR fix we did this September release (Unless it's a shared forum)
    Forums Test Lead
    Sunday, October 4, 2009 3:38 AM
  • This issue should be fixed. That is, Forums that are shared between brands, let's user the stay in the current brand context.
    Forums Test Lead
    Monday, October 19, 2009 4:30 PM
  • Yes. Thanks, Don. It hasn't been causing me problems recently. 
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    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:15 AM