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Post by PotSmuggle on March 8th 2015, 4:49 pm

I have been trying to figure out how I can remove some Shadow Topics on my forum but nothing I tried seems to work. I tried moving the shadow topic into the original and I tried to see if it leaves after posting in the topic but it's still there.
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Post by SLGray on March 8th 2015, 7:28 pm

When you move it, are you checking the yes box to leave a shadow topic?


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Post by PotSmuggle on March 9th 2015, 12:16 am

I don't seem to get that checkbox when I try to move the Shadow Topic.
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Post by TheCrow on March 9th 2015, 12:18 am

@PotSmuggle wrote:I don't seem to get that checkbox when I try to move the Shadow Topic.
Hello,

If you move a topic and you leave it's shadow there it will stay there for as long as it's set to. So just be patient and sooner or later it will be gone! Smile

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Post by PotSmuggle on March 9th 2015, 12:25 am

Is there a place in the ACP where I can change the time limit? Also, is there no way I could remove them manually?
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Post by TheCrow on March 9th 2015, 12:29 am

I never thought of something like that. So to be honest i don't know! Very Happy
Maybe @SLGray know something more about this! Smile
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Post by brandon_g on March 9th 2015, 12:30 am

I suppose if you move the topic again (do not tick the box) to where it was before then move it back to where you currently have it, it will get rid of the shadow topic. Just make sure you do NOT tick leave shadow topic when moving it

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Post by PotSmuggle on March 9th 2015, 2:48 am

@brandon_g Tried the reverse, the shadow topic doesn't disappear. :/

Do you guys know what the default timer is on shadow topics?
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Post by brandon_g on March 9th 2015, 3:01 am

I do not know. To be honest I did not even know there was one. bwi
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Post by PotSmuggle on March 9th 2015, 3:12 am

D: Me neither, it's pretty neat of a feature.
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Post by brandon_g on March 9th 2015, 3:15 am

Have you tried clearing your cache and cookies as well as your forum cookies? Maybe this could be causing an issue.


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Post by PotSmuggle on March 9th 2015, 6:07 am

Cleared my forum cookies and tried. Same results. D:
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Post by brandon_g on March 9th 2015, 12:06 pm

How about your browser cache and cookies?


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Post by PotSmuggle on March 9th 2015, 11:27 pm

Yeah, I cleared those too.
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Post by brandon_g on March 9th 2015, 11:57 pm

Hmmm yeah maybe we should wait for @SLGray then to see if he knows more about this.


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Post by SLGray on March 10th 2015, 12:05 am

Try this:  open the topic itself not the shadow topic.  Try moving where the shadow topic is.


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Post by PotSmuggle on March 10th 2015, 12:51 am

Just tried that method again, the shadow topic doesn't disappear when the Original Topic was moved to the same Forum.
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Post by SLGray on March 10th 2015, 12:58 am

Try merging the two.


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Post by PotSmuggle on March 10th 2015, 3:47 am

The Shadow Topic doesn't show up in the topic list when I'm selecting the topics to merge, so I can't merge them. :/
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Post by brandon_g on March 10th 2015, 3:56 am

There should be topic Mod icons at the bottom of the topic somewhere.


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Post by PotSmuggle on March 10th 2015, 4:15 am

I can only do that from inside the Original Topic though because clicking the Shadow Topic would redirect me there. Is there a way to select it for merging outside of the topic? The moderation mode thingy is the only thing I know thar allows me to select the Shadow Topic but doesn't give you the option to merge, the only options there are Delete, Move, Unlock, Lock, Announcement, Sticky, and Normal.
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Post by SLGray on March 10th 2015, 4:41 am

You might have to delete the topic and repost it.


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Post by PotSmuggle on March 10th 2015, 4:49 am

That sucks... I have 10 Shadow Topics that are active topics and people's fanfictions. I don't want to have to delete them. D:
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Post by brandon_g on March 10th 2015, 4:50 am

Oh and I would back up any messages members may want on word or something before proceeding with what @SLGray said Smile.


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Post by SLGray on March 10th 2015, 4:52 am

I would wait a while to see if they disappear on their own.


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Post by PotSmuggle on March 10th 2015, 5:03 am

Alright thanks! It would be great if someone was to implement a way to remove these things, it's weird how you can't move or merge them.
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Post by brandon_g on March 10th 2015, 5:11 am

Usually if you move the topic it does go away. I don not know it won't now. Weird. Well all well. bwi


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Post by SLGray on March 10th 2015, 5:12 am

Could you send me a test account with permission to moderate the areas with shadow topics.  Also post links to shadow topics.


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Post by PotSmuggle on March 10th 2015, 5:48 am

PM'd you the test account. Let me know if you need to be promoted for Administrator access.

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There used to be more here but it seems the older ones disappeared.
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Post by APE on March 10th 2015, 12:18 pm

Hello all,

If I remember rightly  blackeye   This has a timed setting for about 3 days and it will get removed when the topic starter reads the post that was moved by clicking the one marked Moved.


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