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LEGEND ,
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Hi again folks.

I can't help but to notice that when someone mistakenly posts in this forum, the post isn't simply moved to the proper venue. Instead, there seems to be a general reply that this isn't the place and sometimes a link to the correct venue is offered. I'm curious to know why you don't simply move the post to the correct venue and be done with it?

Cheers... Rick

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Question about moving posts

LEGEND ,
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Hi again folks.

I can't help but to notice that when someone mistakenly posts in this forum, the post isn't simply moved to the proper venue. Instead, there seems to be a general reply that this isn't the place and sometimes a link to the correct venue is offered. I'm curious to know why you don't simply move the post to the correct venue and be done with it?

Cheers... Rick

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LEGEND ,
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Most of us "folks" don't have the magic powers to move posts.


You rarely see anyone around here who can do that, so we try to help in our own little way.

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LEGEND ,
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Okay. I thought most everyone here was a moderator in their own forums.

Thanks for the explanation!

Happy Sunday to you... Rick

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Mentor ,
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No way! If I was a Moderator everyone else would leave of their own volition. I wouldn't have to moderate anyone. Although, I am a moderator for the Imtuit Yahoo Group.

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Many Eskimos using Yahoo, are there?

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Mentor ,
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Possibly along with others from other parts of country as well

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Yahoo? You mean Microhoo.

PjonesCET wrote:

No way! If I was a Moderator everyone else would leave of their own volition. I wouldn't have to moderate anyone. Although, I am a moderator for the Imtuit Yahoo Group.

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Mentor ,
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Could be. But the head moderator asked if I would be willing to Moderate when he was unavailable. I said sure. I have killed some post that were obvious spam. or abusive. Most are legit.

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Captiv8r wrote:

…I thought most everyone here was a moderator in their own forums…

What an odd and totally unwarranted assumption!  The nature of the posts here is actually pretty obvious.

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Captiv8r wrote:

…why you don't simply move the post to the correct venue and be done with it?

Let's see…  someone wanders in here by mistake, you move his post, and you expect him to find it again, ever? 

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Ramón G Castañeda wrote:

Let's see…  someone wanders in here by mistake, you move his post, and you expect him to find it again, ever? 

When there is a reply, there will be an email notification - with a link to the topic/post location.

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LEGEND ,
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Thanks Pat

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Indeed that's my experience as well.

Cheers... Rick

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pwillener wrote:

When there is a reply, there will be an email notification - with a link to the topic/post location.

Not if you turned email notifications off —or if Jive has managed to make that the default.

I turned that off as soon as I figured out how and have never seen a further email notfication of any kind.  There were many of us angrily demanding that notifications be turned off by default.

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Ramón G Castañeda wrote:

pwillener wrote:

When there is a reply, there will be an email notification - with a link to the topic/post location.

Not if you turned email notifications off —or if Jive has managed to make that the default.

I turned that off as soon as I figured out how and have never seen a further email notification of any kind.  There were many of us angrily demanding that notifications be turned off by default.

"There were many of us angrily demanding that notifications be turned off by default."

Yes most of the crew here probably did, because they are all geniuses. However, us folks that are just average though, actually take advantage of the email notifications.

I find going directly to the main page and look for the topics I'm interested or posted in, unnecessary wasteful steps and waste time. I can read all the current topics and decide which I want to reopened to by way of the notifications. Its faster. Just because you can do things one way. Doesn't mean its the fastest way.

Even Apple's help forums have a similar system, of notifications. But in preferences you can choose to have notifications for particular forum, or just questions you post. and you can even unsubscribe to individual messages; it's at the bottom of the subject or your response. They also have a question answered button at top of every response. But there is no awarding of points.

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Phillip,

Even Apple's help forums have ... They also have a question answered button at top of every response. But there is no awarding of points.

In the Apple forums, is it possible to mark several posts as answers instead of just one, and can anyone but the OP set marks?

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Mentor ,
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Jacob Bugge wrote:

Phillip,

Even Apple's help forums have ... They also have a question answered button at top of every response. But there is no awarding of points.

In the Apple forums, is it possible to mark several posts as answers instead of just one, and can anyone but the OP set marks?

Its sort of like this system (only the format used is different)  See as shown below. It appears they have added feature to award Points):

Operapicture001.png

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Oh. Nothing better to refer to, then.

Thank you, Phillip.

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Just different. not quite as juvenile looking.

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LEGEND ,
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Frankly, if they s/he is so lost that they aren't certain what forum to post in, I'd be shocked to find that they knew exactly how to locate their post here in this forum if all they had was the forum interface to go on.

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Pavlovian Conditioning.

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I think you are all underestimating the capacity of newcomers to get lost in the present labyrinth. Frankly, I can't blame them.

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But there are also hundreds of posts every day (by newcomers) that end up in a perfectly correct forum.

But I also remember a few weeks ago that I had to ask where the Shockwave Player forum was - I couldn't find it myself...

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pwillener wrote:

But I also remember a few weeks ago that I had to ask where the Shockwave Player forum was - I couldn't find it myself...

But you found the Shocked smiley OK! 

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pwillener wrote:

But there are also hundreds of posts every day (by newcomers) that end up in a perfectly correct forum.

Yes, the majority of users find their way.  But there will always be those who are one can short of a sixpack.

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Glad you find yourself better than anyone else on the Planet.

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LEGEND ,
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Ouch on Ramón's comment, and for sure on Phillip's comment!

When dealing with forums,  forum users and answering posts, I always keep at the forefront of my mind that we are all new to something at various times. I try to imagine their frustration and do what I can to try and ease that. Well, that's my own reason for spending time here. I suppose others have varying other reasons..

Cheers and happy Monday all! Rick

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