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Solved Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by RsS.YuGi on March 17th 2015, 4:27 pm

Hello Forumotion,
I have a question, can it be done somehow to turn the Auto-pruning feature or add something similar to it that would lock a thread instead of "pruning" it.

Thanks for your support <3


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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by APE on March 17th 2015, 4:56 pm

Hi yes you can sort of.

To do this make a new forum and then lock it so no one can post in it or reply to it and then when you set your forum's to auto prun it will be set to that forum it will lock the threads for you.




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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by RsS.YuGi on March 17th 2015, 5:28 pm

@APE I'm not sure if I understand you. o:

so let me explain to you how it is in my head.

Assuming a section that has threads that "expire" in 24 hours. Expiration means the thread will be auto locked. Now the reason why I asked about the auto prun cause it kinda do this but instead it removes the topic. <-- can it just lock it?

Of what you said, I assume there should be somewhat of an option to auto move the threads to a section that's locked... somehow.

Sorry if this sounds stupid, I'm kind lost ;c

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by Hagoromo Otsutsuki on March 17th 2015, 7:15 pm

Like this......
Make a new category aka Archives
Make the new board to anything
change permissions to only staff and moderators to access but leave the views at Guest and no one would post in it.

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by SLGray on March 17th 2015, 7:31 pm

@RsS.YuGi wrote:@APE I'm not sure if I understand you. o:

so let me explain to you how it is in my head.

Assuming a section that has threads that "expire" in 24 hours. Expiration means the thread will be auto locked. Now the reason why I asked about the auto prun cause it kinda do this but instead it removes the topic. <-- can it just lock it?

Of what you said, I assume there should be somewhat of an option to auto move the threads to a section that's locked... somehow.

Sorry if this sounds stupid, I'm kind lost ;c
There is not an auto-lock option for topics. You will have to create a forum which will be locked. The pruned topics which will be moved into the new forum will be locked.


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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by brandon_g on March 17th 2015, 7:47 pm

@RsS.YuGi wrote:@APE I'm not sure if I understand you. o:

so let me explain to you how it is in my head.

Assuming a section that has threads that "expire" in 24 hours. Expiration means the thread will be auto locked. Now the reason why I asked about the auto prun cause it kinda do this but instead it removes the topic. <-- can it just lock it?

Of what you said, I assume there should be somewhat of an option to auto move the threads to a section that's locked... somehow.

Sorry if this sounds stupid, I'm kind lost ;c
In other words, you must create a seperate locked forum for disregarded topics and have all the old topics go there.

For example oj my forum all old or un needed topics are moved here: http://broadcastingduo.forumotion.com/f23-the-dump these are the disregarded topics of the forum. No member can reply or create a new thread in that section. Every topic within it is locked. The support forum here has one as well: http://help.forumotion.com/f4-garbage


See they are locked, can not be replied too, exactly what you are asking. Smile

Hope this helps,
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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by RsS.YuGi on March 18th 2015, 1:33 am

Well okay, I understand what you're saying which leads to asking myself if I even understand the pruning feature itself.. it deletes the thread or moves them to a section? O_o

Assuming I wanna do as you're saying, from where will I find the option to do so?

Again, I'm sorry if my questions are stupid ^^ I really need to know answers.

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by brandon_g on March 18th 2015, 3:14 am

Your best bet (in my opinion) is to disable the feature and simply have you and your staff manually move whatever topics you want locked and moved. I do it on my forum and quite effectively, heck I even manually prune/perge the garbage forum itself by hand. That way anything I do not want deleted will NOT get deleted.

Hope this helps,
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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by RsS.YuGi on March 18th 2015, 4:50 am

Hello Brandon,
Manually is something I'll have to do if there's no other way of auto matters, you see the reason why I asked for this is cause of an event made in a topic by the member himself and that event will have a deadline of exactly 24 hours, after those 24 hours, the topic will be locked and the user can start a new one. It's a part of an event to be clear.

Anyways, thanks for replying, I wanna wait to see if there're any more suggestions Smile

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by underestimated on March 18th 2015, 10:25 am

well, that feature would move your topic 24 hours after the last post in the topic was made not 24 hours after creation, it doesn't move active topics. so i don't think what you have in mind would be possible automatically Confused

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by RsS.YuGi on March 19th 2015, 1:34 am

Awww...

Well my original question was if there's a way to have threads locked in 24 hours after their latest activity/creation (doesn't matter) [Auto]

^ I'll wait answers for this exact question.
thanks to all who replied.

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by APE on March 19th 2015, 12:03 pm

ok looking at the way our system is made we do not have that setting to lock your post after 24hrs
the only way is to make a new part to your forum and then have it prun it to a locked forum like we have here on FM support as you know we have a part of each forum that has a forum called Archives This part is locked in the ACP and only admin and mods can move them or post in them once moved in there.

once you set it up you can set it so your post will auto prun in to there in a set time.

The problem is you would have to use that place for just them posts and nothing else. and if some one was to post on that thread in the 24hrs then it will stop the prun yet a 2nd 24hrs so your best way around this is to lock them your self.

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by RsS.YuGi on March 19th 2015, 4:38 pm

@APE wrote:ok looking at the way our system is made we do not have that setting to lock your post after 24hrs
the only way is to make a new part to your forum and then have it prun it to a locked forum like we have here on FM support as you know we have a part of each forum that has a forum called Archives This part is locked in the ACP and only admin and mods can move them or post in them once moved in there.

once you set it up you can set it so your post will auto prun in to there in a set time.

The problem is you would have to use that place for just them posts and nothing else. and if some one was to post on that thread in the 24hrs then it will stop the prun yet a 2nd 24hrs so your best way around this is to lock them your self.

APE

Well, then of what I understand that there can be a section that will have threads moved to it after a period of time? the section will be locked to then have the threads in locked etc.. am I understanding you correctly?
If so, how can I make section auto moves a thread to this "Archive" Section?

Sorry for the trouble, thanks for the help =)

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by RsS.YuGi on March 20th 2015, 3:27 pm

Bump~

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by APE on March 20th 2015, 10:58 pm

Sorry for the late reply,

OK to do this i will need you to make the following change to your forum settings.

ACP >> General >> Forum >> Categories and forums >>
Find the forum you need the posts to be made in and click on the Edit Now you should have this screen >>

At the bottom of the page you need to look for the settings >> Auto-pruning >>
Now set this to the following

Then Save.

Now you need to go back to
ACP >> General >> Forum >> Categories and forums >>
Find the forum you need the posts to be made in and click on the Add next to the one that you just made the change to.

Now you need to make a new forum that will be attached to the other forum This will be where your posts will be moved to when 24hrs is up and will be locked in.

Name it the same as the other forum but with Archive Section on the end now you have to make the settings as follows
set this forum to Forum status: LOCKED.

This means all the posts that go in that forum will be clocked and no one can post in it other than admins and or mods.

Now save.

Now we need to set the Auto prun settings.

ACP >> General >> Forum >> Configurations >> look for

Basket: pick the forum you just made
Pruning in the basket: YES

NOTE: if you set this to your basket any time you hit the Garbage / Basket Button in your mods tools all the posts you pick to put in the basket will be placed in that forum too.

Hope that helps on your request.

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by RsS.YuGi on March 20th 2015, 11:32 pm

Done and done!
Thanks for the help APE =)
This's now solved.

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Solved Re: Auto-pruning into Auto-Locking

Post by SLGray on March 20th 2015, 11:46 pm

Topic solved and archived


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