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Old 08-28-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
dukeinlondon
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Move own threads to a different forum


Sometimes, just after posting, I realise there is a forum that would be more suitable for the question. Would be nice to be able to move it myself. Is it ok to ask moderators to do it ?
 
Old 08-28-2006, 08:07 PM   #2
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I'd say it's okay to ask a mod to do it, I'd suggest using the Report button to let them know directly but wait for one of them to verify this. The alternative is to spend an extra mintute browsing the forum descriptions to make sure you pick the right one off the bat
 
Old 08-28-2006, 09:18 PM   #3
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Lightbulb Edit post w/ Note: Please move to ....... if more appropriate

d i l, What if you edited the post and added a note `Moderators, please move replies to .... if more appropriate'
This way original post is where U thought it should go, maybe others may find what they wanted OK in the same forum, but know to reply via the new link. I think I saw that 2day in my search for info, seemed logical & it worked. Some of us newbies get frustrated after hours of searching & reading what appears to be related posts in where we think it should be. Sort of get the benefits of X posting w/o the duplication.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 09:28 PM   #4
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The Report button is indeed the correct way to handle this situation.

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Old 08-29-2006, 01:26 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by digital8doug
d i l, What if you edited the post and added a note `Moderators, please move replies to .... if more appropriate'
This way original post is where U thought it should go, maybe others may find what they wanted OK in the same forum, but know to reply via the new link.
There is a problem inherent with this suggestion - there is no guarantee that one of us will read it.

Definitely report the post (even if it's your own) if you think it needs moving. Particularly if the thread goes from say, something appropriate for Linux-General to something more specific like Linux-Security. Often a mod will spot it and move it anyway, but by reporting it, you guarantee that it will be seen and actioned if necessary.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 06:35 AM   #6
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reporting isn't negative, it is the users actions that usually are negative- in this case, it's very positive, you are actively maintaining your own threads.

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