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Is it possible to suppress the automatic "Spacer Post" in the forum section?

Just opened an ocPortal site and these posts are accumulating rapidly. Simply looking for 'people' postings in the forum.

If I remove the "Comments" from the gallery images (I think this is where these are being generated), would this do the trick?

Thanks in advance!

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I have been getting this too, I would be interested to see how this can be prevented
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 Admin Zone Setup Configuration Feature options Strongly tie content to the forum (check box)

… may be what you need.

If that doesn't work, try disabling the 'comments' (a couple of lines down) in …

 Admin Zone Setup Configuration Feature options Comments (check box)

Any help?

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Fletch said

 Admin Zone Setup Configuration Feature options Strongly tie content to the forum (check box)

… may be what you need.

If that doesn't work, try disabling the 'comments' (a couple of lines down) in …

 Admin Zone Setup Configuration Feature options Comments (check box)

Any help?

 :thumbs:

I'm not sure I've ever fully-understood or tested this.

It implies that when it is unchecked that the spacer post will not be created but it seems to me that I have always had this unchecked and still had spacer posts created. I will need to recheck this.

But maybe I am misreading this and when it is checked, it bypasses the spacer post in lieu of the first comment posted.

On my list of items to check now.

Bob
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Hi Fletch,
Thanks for the tip. Set the checkboxes accordingly and will see what happens.

I sure that it's a very useful feature for a lot of sites, perhaps even the one that I am working with now….just not at this stage.

Appreciate the help and will let you know if that's got it fixed.

Peace,
EZ EEE

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So, I happened to have a comment on an item today and a new forum post was created with the spacer post. The setting for "Strongly tie content to the forum" is unchecked. From the setiing descriptions:
"When this is unticked (unchecked) forum comment topics are created when the first comment is added. When this is ticked (checked) forum comment topics are created as soon as content is added, and also posting a comment directs to view the forum topic.

With this setup (setting unchecked), I would expect that the first comment posted creates the forum entry without the spacer post.

Is this a bug?

Bob
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The option is nothing to do with spacer posts, it is to do with comment topic auto-creation. Spacer posts always exist and need to.


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Hey Fletch,
That did it, my friend! I just unchecked both of the boxes you specified, so not sure how one may or may not play off the other.

I just wasn't crazy about having numerous postings all saying the same thing without responses.

Thanks again,
EZ EEE

"Be true to yourself. Be who you are in your heart. Don't hang out with idiots. If you surround yourself with good people, you'll go far. If you start hanging out with knuckleheads, you'll be right in the knucklehead section the rest of your life." — Kid Rock
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Make a note of what you did, Erich. You may need to reinstate one, or both in the future.

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Doesn't unticking the Comments turn off the commenting system? I'd like to get rid of the spacer posts but I want to have the ability for members to leave comments.

Bob
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Chris Graham said

The option is nothing to do with spacer posts, it is to do with comment topic auto-creation. Spacer posts always exist and need to.
Would spacer posts still be necessary if you did not have to support third-party forums? Just curious?

Bob
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Moot question, you can see what we've done in v8 yourself ;).


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Chris Graham said

Moot question, you can see what we've done in v8 yourself ;).
Very nice, Chris. A huge improvement.

Bob
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