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How to become a thread mover RRS feed

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  • Windows Embedded (IoT) encompasses several products. I do see people posting to the wrong forum quite frequently. Rather than replying and say go to this forum, it would be nice to have the ability to move the thread to the correct forum. How do I get this ability to move threads to different forums?


    www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com / Book Author - Pro Guide to WE8S, Pro Guide to WES 7, Pro Guide to POS for .NET

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 3:11 PM

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  • You need to be a moderator in the forum to move threads. This, and other forum roles, are explained here:

    The Different Roles in MSDN and TechNet Forums

    How to become a moderator is discussed here:

    How to Become an MSDN or TechNet Forum Moderator/Answerer


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:17 PM
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  • Thanks, but neither one of those links are working.

    www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com / Book Author - Pro Guide to WE8S, Pro Guide to WES 7, Pro Guide to POS for .NET

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:25 PM
  • Hmm, they both work for me. Maybe these links will work better. If not, you can paste the url into your browser.

    Roles:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9380.the-different-roles-in-msdn-and-technet-forums.aspx

    How to become Moderator:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5843.how-to-become-an-msdn-or-technet-forum-moderatoranswerer.aspx


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    • Marked as answer by Sean LimingMVP Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:28 PM
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  • Better thanks!

    www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com / Book Author - Pro Guide to WE8S, Pro Guide to WES 7, Pro Guide to POS for .NET

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:19 PM
  • Right, the first link doesn't work for me either. Haven't checked the second.

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    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:01 PM
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  • You need to be a moderator in the forum to move threads. This, and other forum roles, are explained here:

    The Different Roles in MSDN and TechNet Forums

    How to become a moderator is discussed here:

    How to Become an MSDN or TechNet Forum Moderator/Answerer


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Richard,

    I'm not sure what's going on, but each of those links gives me the error "This license for Telligent Community is not authorized for use on this host name.  You can access the site by opening it up directly on the server that is running the site.  You can also manage your license by clicking here" with a link to http://social.microsoft.com/wiki/controlpanel/tools/ManageLicenses.aspx

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    Thursday, October 2, 2014 4:49 PM
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  • The new links he sent worked.

    www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com / Book Author - Pro Guide to WE8S, Pro Guide to WES 7, Pro Guide to POS for .NET

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:09 PM
  • So the "friendly" links don't work for anyone but me. I don't remember seeing this problem before. I tried in IE 9, IE 11, and Firefox, and it worked in all these browsers for me.

    I assume when you hover over the friendly links you see the expanded url, just as I posted later that works for you. So what could be the difference? This must be something new.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:40 PM
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  • I got the same result as others. Only difference I see is the branding

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9380.the-different-roles-in-msdn-and-technet-forums.aspx

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9380.the-different-roles-in-msdn-and-technet-forums.aspx

     

     

     


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    Friday, October 3, 2014 1:27 AM
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  • So the "friendly" links don't work for anyone but me. I don't remember seeing this problem before. I tried in IE 9, IE 11, and Firefox, and it worked in all these browsers for me.

    I assume when you hover over the friendly links you see the expanded url, just as I posted later that works for you. So what could be the difference? This must be something new.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    The first one shows http://social.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9380.the-different-roles-in-msdn-and-technet-forums.aspx

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    Friday, October 3, 2014 3:01 AM
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  • I tested in the Sandbox forum here:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/acd3e49b-a3cd-4f4c-bdfd-54c5d1052ff2/test-links-and-urls?forum=tnsandbox

    All links to forum threads pasted into a post look fine to me. If I copy a link to a Wiki article from tag search results into a post it also looks fine. In both cases, the HTML view in the forum editor shows the hyperlink url includes the branding, as in:

    href="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16757..."

    However, if I copy a link to a Wiki article from the breadcrumb at the top of the article (a method recommended by Wiki regulars), the hyperlink looks exactly the same to me, but the HTML view shows there is no branding. Instead I see:

    href="/wiki/contents/articles/16757..."

    When I hover over this hyperlink, my browser "translates" this into the branded version, and the hyperlink works for me. Apparently for others, this "translation" doesn't work, and the hyperlink is broken. I can only guess, but perhaps it depends on the branding currently in use by the viewer of the post. For example, as I view this thread, my browser shows the url of this post begins with:

    "http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f22..."

    So, my browser "translates" an unbranded hyperlink into the "technet" brand, my current brand. The reason this style of copying links (copying the breadcrumb) works in Wiki articles is because all viewers have "technet" branding in the Wiki (there is no MSDN Wiki). Just a theory, but these branding issued can be aggrevating.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Friday, October 3, 2014 3:36 PM
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