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Improving a Moderators Abilities.

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Would you use (support) this Feature being Added?

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Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by joshuajared2000 on Wed 7 Oct - 17:31

Hi there, So Im back with another Idea, This time for Improving a Moderators Abilities.

So when one of our "moderators" logs in and needs to do some thing in "Forum X" They normally would click on "Moderate this Forum" and see the following screen..


Now What I would like to suggest is that we allow the Moderator Pannel to include
something new but almost expected.. The Ability to "Re ORDER" the post in a given thread.

Now for those of you who may not understand , here is the same picture used before this time iv added in what it "could" look like if this feature was added in..




This would allow our Moderators in our Forums to not only keep the forums clean but clutter free. Currently the only other way to re order some thing (that i know of) is to copy each post, then delete them, then re post them last to first to get the order you want.. But! with this idea, Our Moderators would need only to click on the Up or Down
Arrows to move the most into the correct Order..

Well folks there ya have it.. My second Idea. I would like to ask every one who votes to also leave a comment. Its my hope that by leaving a comment the Forumotion staff will be in a better position to make a choice on this if we have some thing other then just votes.

I know myself and my forum would use this feature at least once a week lol As always thank you for considering my ideas


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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by omganotherforum on Wed 7 Oct - 18:31

Are you talking about the forum here, or our respective forums?

TBH, I'm fine with the way my forum's set-up is.

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by joshuajared2000 on Wed 7 Oct - 19:30

On our forums..

For example... I make a post about points.. lets say

"Post : How to use Points!" But then i want to add another post titled
"Post : Spend Points Here" This second post would show up "ABOVE" the first post. So being allowed to move the post would be a nicer way then deleting them and re posting them.. ummm how else can i explain.. oh heres a good way..

When you log in to your Admin panel and go to "General" and then "Catagories and Forums" your allowed to "re order" and move your forum's arround.. i guess im just asking that we be allowed to do this with "POST" not just the Forum...

Did that help at all?

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by Walshy95 on Wed 7 Oct - 21:19

I get you. What would be the point of this, though? Can't members see your post even if it is below another post? And also, isn't this kind of bumping? I don't think members would like it if an Admin moved one of their topics below to the far end, would you?

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by joshuajared2000 on Wed 7 Oct - 21:24

To help keep things more Organised i guess was the intention here.
Could it be abused by forum admins and offend our members? sure, but then again so could the features that allow us to ban people or change their ranks at a whim.

in a way this is a personal suggestion, as many post in some of my "threads" are so out of order, part 1 , 2 or 3 of a post is scattered all over the thread, rather then one right after the other.. lol

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by Walshy95 on Wed 7 Oct - 21:27

You can just sticky your posts so it goes like this:

"Part 1"
"Part 2"
"Part 3"

Of course sticky Part 3 first as that will then appear at the top, yes, but stickied topics after that appear on top of the recently stickied topic, so then it will go in order in terms of Parts.

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by omganotherforum on Mon 29 Mar - 6:55

I'm still confused as to the point really.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but re-ordering posts within a forum thread (or within a topic being discussed)would completely screw up convos no?

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by 94killerz on Mon 29 Mar - 14:42

From what I understand, no, this wouldn't if it were used correctly. If you know what you're doing and have posts scattered throughout a thread that you would like to group together for organizational purposes, this would be what you would use.

It seems fairly unneeded, however, it would also be used by quite a few people.
I vote yes.

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by omganotherforum on Mon 29 Mar - 21:08

@94killerz wrote:From what I understand, no, this wouldn't if it were used correctly. If you know what you're doing and have posts scattered throughout a thread that you would like to group together for organizational purposes, this would be what you would use.

It seems fairly unneeded, however, it would also be used by quite a few people.
I vote yes.

Wouldn't the ability to Multi-quote yourself (or any particular member, or set of members) within a thread, to "re-group", or "organize" the discussion do the same? Or perhaps having the OP of a thread always remain @ the top of the thread? OR perhaps asking that members stay on topic do the trick.

IDK, like I said previously, I guess I'm just confused as to the purpose of this type of action within a topical discussion. If members are getting way off topic, split the comments out, into their own thread or delete them, and post a comment reminding the members to stay on topic.

IDK, still confused.

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by KingOfSports on Mon 29 Mar - 21:37

Confusing.

Why re-order posts and not edit them?

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by 94killerz on Mon 29 Mar - 23:55

Editing, quoting, etc. all work fine at times, but there's some times where what you really need is to be able to just reorder some of the posts. Usually when that's the case, being off topic isn't a problem.

I can actually find use in this because I use my forums for a gaming clan and I have a whole topic dedicated to recruiting, where members get "points" they can redeem for prizes by having their friends apply. Within that thread, I have 4 posts following my OP back-to-back. One for scores, one for prizes, one for FAQ and one used as an update log.

Granted, yes, I could just make this a whole new forum and make those 5(total) posts into their own threads, but that- to me -would be a waste of space and time.

Now... had I NOT known exactly what to post and how I wanted it ordered and had I NOT deprived myself of 3 hours of sleep to catch a time where I knew my progress on this thread wouldn't be interrupted, I would have had to have done this over multiple times or delete potentially important comments. Luckily enough, this was my second try and I happened to manage the timing and speed just right.

However, this feature could have saved me hours of time and planning on the first attempt. So I do suppose, yes, that I am slowly favoring this suggestion more and more in the argument that it would save me and most likely many other people much time when it comes to trying to keep our forums organized.


(To make the argument a bit more clear...) Had I been interrupted with a comment of somewhat decent importance that I didn't want to delete and wouldn't have been worth making a whole new topic out of it, then I would be in a fairly hard position. Also, if this feature were already available, I wouldn't have had to make a new topic and could still be on my first try. All I would have had to have done was move my new comments to the top so they're right after the OP. No need to edit comments, delete all the previously posted comments, or split them into a new topic. Just simply moving my comments to the top and theirs down on.

(If you still don't quite get the concept...)
Look at it this way... You have a topic of suggestions and right now, the posts are as follows:
Post1
Post2
Post3
Post4

Someone comes along and adds a new post, now you have:
Post1
Post2
Post3
Post4
Post5

Now... people start liking Post5. They think it's a fairly good concept and like it. You don't want to keep going through all the posts looking for it, but you also don't want to make it into its own topic, so you decide to move it to the top of the comments for that topic. Now you have:
Post1
Post5
Post2
Post3
Post4


Hope that helps. ^.^

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by KingOfSports on Mon 29 Mar - 23:57

Sorry but I can't think of any reason for using this.

Voted no.

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by omganotherforum on Tue 30 Mar - 0:56

@KingOfSports wrote:Sorry but I can't think of any reason for using this.

Voted no.

Gotta agree, now that there's a poll, I voted "No" as well.

Part, (for me most) of the enjoyment of forum participation, (and the Administration/Moderation of one actually) is going through a "live" thread. Meaning that the OP's topic, generally, (through the course of discussion) spawns a whole host of "sub-topics", and/or discussions.

If these "vines" (I'll call them,) seem to, in and of themselves, take over the intended topic's "life" as it were, I simply split related posts, as per related "vines", and plant those new vines as their own "stand alone" thread topics. Then, I usually post the link(s) to these newly spawned topics in the "parent" thread, and ask that members try to remain on that thread's topic.

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by Publisher on Thu 1 Apr - 1:09

There is a time stamp for every post made. I think what you want to do is to go around this time stamps and arrange posts as you think they should appear.
Instead of that, you can always do what you said you can. Open a new thread, and copy-paste each post in the way you think they should be left.
In the end, after a long time gathering information about something, you can make a sum of it, and make a new so-called tutorial thread.
I will have to vote no because there will be no order in threads if we move whatever we want wherever we need.

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by omganotherforum on Thu 1 Apr - 1:11

@Publisher wrote:........Instead of that, you can always do what you said you can. Open a new thread, and copy-paste each post in the way you think they should be left.............

You don't even have to copy/paste. Simply select "split topic", set up a title for the new topic, and split the posts into the new topic. Super simple.

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Re: Improving a Moderators Abilities.

Post by Jophy on Wed 29 Jan - 7:53

Suggestion Clean up (28/1/2014)

-> Old suggestions(Please feel to create a new thread for the garbaged old suggestions)
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=> Please read the guidelines for the suggestion section: http://help.forumotion.com/t93899-suggestions-for-your-forums-how-to
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