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Thread merging suggestion [message #23583] Wed, 23 March 2005 09:22 Go to next message
bobby is currently offline  bobby   Ukraine
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FUDforum can merge two or more threads into new one. Sometimes we need to merge two (it's enough) threads into one of them.

Some threads are popular and we don't want to change their IDs, we just want to attach thread that has the same subject but its author isn't attentive enough.

Is it to hard to improve thread merge feature?
Re: Thread merging suggestion [message #23592 is a reply to message #23583] Wed, 23 March 2005 13:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That seems like a redundant operation, that is contrary to the merge thread work, who's entire goal is to make 2 threads become 1.

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Re: Thread merging suggestion [message #23622 is a reply to message #23592] Thu, 24 March 2005 03:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ilia wrote on Wed, 23 March 2005 13:21

That seems like a redundant operation...


I don't agree. Let's look at example.

We have one thread. Old thread. It has so many posts, so many active participants. I'm sure some of users have bookmarked exactly this thread. We can't change thread's ID at any way. And new user has started new thread with similar subject to our old thread. Other new users start to taking part in that new (old in fact) discussion. What should we do? Should we merge these two threads to new one? I think it isn't right way.
Re: Thread merging suggestion [message #23626 is a reply to message #23622] Thu, 24 March 2005 09:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The merging functionality works by taking by allowing you to combine 2 or more topics into a new topic with all of the messages from the "child" topics. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: Thread merging suggestion [message #23628 is a reply to message #23626] Thu, 24 March 2005 10:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How it works now we have two problems:

1. users who have bookmarked merged thread have to update their bookmarks because of ID changing.

2. users who have recived notifications before thread merging can't use links in these letters.
Re: Thread merging suggestion [message #23629 is a reply to message #23628] Thu, 24 March 2005 10:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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#2 is indeed an annoying problem and I will look into make the necessary code changes to allow subscribers to the merged threads to have their subscriptions automatically migrated to the new thread.

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Re: Thread merging suggestion [message #23634 is a reply to message #23629] Thu, 24 March 2005 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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#2 is now addressed in CVS.

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Re: Thread merging suggestion [message #23652 is a reply to message #23634] Fri, 25 March 2005 02:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks

But can you solve the case when the user has recived email notification before thread merging? In this way the notification has broken link inside. It would be perfect if this link will be redirected properly to new thread.
Re: Thread merging suggestion [message #23666 is a reply to message #23652] Fri, 25 March 2005 14:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, that issue cannot be addresed without keeping copies of the old topics, that defeats the purpose of merging them in the first place.

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Re: Thread merging suggestion [message #23713 is a reply to message #23592] Sun, 27 March 2005 06:01 Go to previous message
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Ilia wrote on Wed, 23 March 2005 13:21

That seems like a redundant operation, that is contrary to the merge thread work, who's entire goal is to make 2 threads become 1.


MINE! It's a very useful thing to have.
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