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Flag a thread to moderators for moving

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  • Suggest adding an option to flag threads which are in the wrong forum to make moderators aware of them.

    At the moment for those of us who are just normal users, if we spot a thread which is clearly in the wrong forum the only thing we can do it suggest to the OP that it should be in x forum, and hope it won't be too long before a moderator spots it so it can be moved.

    Not sure how the moderator permissions work in terms of permission to move from x to y, but if it included an option to suggest which forum would be more appropriate then perhaps it could flag it for the appropriate moderators with permission to move it there. They can then obviously decide whether the suggestion is correct or not.

    Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:29 PM

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  • Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:35 PM
  • It does sound like a good idea.

    Also, I think move functionality can be enhanced by adding ability to provide a forum's URL link.

    Right now we need to scroll through very long list to find the correct forum. Also, sometimes we don't know which brand the forum is and we need to check several brands.

    If there is a good suggestion in the thread with the forum's URL, we should be able to put that suggested URL into a text box for new URL and the thread will be moved into that forum.


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    Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:35 PM
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  • I agree - this is a great idea

    I have seen people flag a question as abusive because it's in the wrong forum - I hate that, because I am sure the OP gets the wrong idea 0 at least I know I would have when I started out.

    I'd also like to see a way to email the moderators - or perhaps private message them. Somehow where people can get our attention.

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    Friday, January 31, 2014 4:47 PM
  • It does sound like a good idea.

    Also, I think move functionality can be enhanced by adding ability to provide a forum's URL link.

    Right now we need to scroll through very long list to find the correct forum. Also, sometimes we don't know which brand the forum is and we need to check several brands.

    If there is a good suggestion in the thread with the forum's URL, we should be able to put that suggested URL into a text box for new URL and the thread will be moved into that forum.


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    Naomi,

    That's a great idea too...

    Karl


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    Friday, January 31, 2014 4:48 PM