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9.0.5 Forum topic splitting

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I just noticed when splitting off posts from a topic, the date and time of the first post being split off is the date and time of the post announcing the split off. In this case there is a 6 day difference between the first split post and the actual split off (did that make sense?).

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It's not entirely clear what you mean, no :lol:.

However I think you are saying this…

When ocPortal moves posts out of a source topic, it puts a post announcing this into that source topic. The date of this post is equal to the date of the first post being moved.

I think you may be suggesting it should be the date of the last post being moved, or perhaps the current date. Or perhaps, make it an option which to have.
If so – I'd suggest adding this on the tracker, as it's a feature request rather than a bug. That said, I like how it works now – because it puts the information into the correct place within the topic flow, as a kind of signpost that the flow of future posts from then on may read a bit funny.

Okay actually, I can see it as a feature that we could probably write in the current date into that message, so the user can see this too. Maybe that's the better solution, rather than baffling the admin with extra options?

(NB: if posts are split into a new topic, that topic gets the date of the first post in that topic)


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Chris Graham said

It's not entirely clear what you mean, no :lol:.
Sometimes you can type something ten different ways and it's still confusing.  O_o  But I guess got it close enough for you to figure out.  :lol:

However I think you are saying this…

When ocPortal moves posts out of a source topic, it puts a post announcing this into that source topic. The date of this post is equal to the date of the first post being moved.
That's what I was trying to say.  :thumbs:


When I posted this, I wasn't thinking about splitting out posts from the middle of a thread, just from the end of it and that is why it caught my eye. I was thinking it should use the current date, as this could be used as an "official" record when the split was made. But reading this…
I think you may be suggesting it should be the date of the last post being moved, or perhaps the current date. Or perhaps, make it an option which to have.
If so – I'd suggest adding this on the tracker, as it's a feature request rather than a bug. That said, I like how it works now – because it puts the information into the correct place within the topic flow, as a kind of signpost that the flow of future posts from then on may read a bit funny.
… I can see how using the current date would confuse readers if the announcement post is in the middle of a thread.

Okay actually, I can see it as a feature that we could probably write in the current date into that message, so the user can see this too. Maybe that's the better solution, rather than baffling the admin with extra options?
I think the best solution would be a time stamp in the body of the announcement post.

(NB: if posts are split into a new topic, that topic gets the date of the first post in that topic)
 This part is good the way it works.


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