There isn't a way to request moving your own post (or informing a moderator) other than reporting abuse - what if it is just miscategorized? RRS feed

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  • Sometimes, a misplaced post isn't abuse, or might even not be an absolute case of right or wrong, but might be a case where a post could be or should be moved.  However, assuming a reply has happened, there isn't a direct way to either delete the post or draw the moderator's attention to the post other than "Report as abuse".  

    For example, I posted a post in the Networking forum ( on the recommendation of another MVP over on, by clicking a hyperlink and not quite paying enough attention.  A little too late (after someone replied, thereby blocking me from deleting), I saw where my post would have been better placed over in the "User Interface" forum.  But other than posting here, which is somewhat indirect, I don't have a direct way of communicating with a moderator.

    So, if anyone would like to move it for me, please move to the Windows 7 User Interface forum.  

    And if I were in charge, I'd change "Mark as abuse" to say "Flag message for moderator review", and I'd add "Posted to incorrect forum" as one of the choices.  The kinder gentler wording would still allow for turning in evil-doers, yet also support the less severe act of simply asking a moderator to take a look at a post.

    Monday, October 24, 2011 5:44 PM


  • Wrong forum makes sense, but I'm currently figuring out how to introduce tagging in the coming months. So I'm probably not going to change how this works currently, instead ensure that tagging resolves this problem of wrong location/tag somehow.  I have moved the above thread to the suggested location.
    Community Forums Program Manager
    Monday, October 24, 2011 6:33 PM
  • Until another solution is presented (which Brent talked about), you can...

    - Flag it as Off Topic and then explain where it should go.

    - Reply to the thread with that information.

    - Post here like you did.



    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Monday, October 24, 2011 6:45 PM

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