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Moderators - splitting topics
January 24, 2007
6:48 pm
Martin Christy
London, United Kingdom
Forum Posts: 614
Member Since:
July 31, 2006

We now have a mod that allows to take any replies within a topic and send them of into a new topic, in the same forum or another.

I'd like to suggest a standard for doing this. First, here are the instructions:

  • If you are moderator for that section, you will see a new icon on the far right of the icons at the top of a topic.
  • It looks like a red arrow going into two sheets of paper. Hit this and you will be taken to a page where you can check which posts you want to move, and give the new topic a name.
  • Make sure you choose a new, relevant name, otherwise the original name will be repeated.
  • If the new topic belongs in a different forum or category, you can choose this from the list of forums.
  • Tick the checkboxes for the replies you want to move - they don't have to be in order, but I think the first one will become the 'topic post' - the first post of the new topic.
  • Hit the 'Split topic button and then you're done.
  • Finally, edit the new and old topic using the guides below, to let everyone know what happened

On the topic you split the replies from, post something like this:


Topic split, new topic is:

"Bar tasting techniques"


[ hr ]

On the new topic, you should go into edit the first post and add the following before the text of the post begins:


Topic split from:

"Gobino: Monte, are you the victim of hidden bloom?"

by martinc

[ hr ]

Take the spaces out of "[ hr ]" and it will create a horizontal rule.

Does that all make sense? Please comment if good or bad ...

Martin Christy

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