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  • Moved...you could have also just replied to the thread itself request it to be moved, a moderator there can do it.
    Community Forums Program Manager
    Friday, March 25, 2011 4:06 AM
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  • Thanks a lot!
    Friday, March 25, 2011 4:11 AM
  • > you could have also just replied to the thread itself request it to be moved, a moderator there can do it.

    It's a nice theory and it works if

    a) there are active Moderator(s) in that forum

    and

    b) the Moderator sees the post

    Now as moderators can not possibly read every single post in a normally busy forum, probably many Moderators do as I do and read every single *thread*. Now usually this method means that the threads are read fairly early on in their life so such a follow-up post would no longer be seen.

    How to make it seen?

    1. Mark it as abusive.

    Theoretically a Moderator regularly checks the Abusive threads. In fact this might be done at best weekly and because you can only check Abusive threads forum by forum (so it takes far too much time and then mostly shows "No abusive posts here") it is probably done at best monthly.

    Abusive marking isn't a solution here therefore.

    2. Mark it as propose as answer.

    It's clear it isn't an answer but Moderators if they have time do check out propose as answer posts (if only to get rid of those annoying people who have proposed their own posts as answers) so that's a reasonable solution with a fair chance of success-

    3. Mark it as an answer.

    Has the same advantages as the previous post but the very negative "feature" that it also tells people not to bother looking at this thread because it has already been answered.

     

    A message in the thread plus 2. looks the only safe(ish) option. But it still needs an active Moderator in the forum...

     

    Mike Walsh

     


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    Saturday, March 26, 2011 5:14 PM