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Implemented Copy a post.

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Simon, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    I'm pretty sure I was able to do this is an earler beta release but running rc2 I cant seem to find the option.

    I want to copy / move a users post into another thread.

    Someone started a duplicate topic and I want to merge that post into the active topic thread but leave the original in the thread that they started. (I will close that thread)
    Liam W, ANGEL OF FIRE, AndyB and 18 others like this.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can move posts/merge threads, but we don't have a copy option.
  3. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    Thanks Mike, I must of been confusing myself with another site that I have (non Xenforo)

    Back to my xenforo site.

    Ok, so I select the post that I want to move, select the option move and then I am presented with the option to move post into a new thread.

    I want to move the post into an exiting thread not a new one. How can I do this?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can't currently move posts directly into another thread; it's a 2 step process of 'moving' them to a new thread and then merging the two threads.
  5. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    Ahh, thanks I understand now.

    Thanks Mike and Brogan for your help. [​IMG]
  6. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    I'd like the ability to copy threads and/or posts. It's not something we use every day, but it has come in handy when splitting off portions of threads to a new thread.

    Would this be worth moving to "suggestions?"
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  7. kelebek

    kelebek Active Member

    I too would like the ability to copy posts. I just tried to do it now and worked out that it's not possible.
  8. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    I had a case just a couple of days ago. I split a thread, but by moving the posts out, neither thread made sense on its own. The part I split looked out of context unless I split out more posts from the original thread, which left that part of the thread unresolved.

    I don't use it much, but when I need it I really need it.

    A nudge to the kindly staff here to bump this one over to Suggestions. ;)
    Simon likes this.
  9. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    Agree with this one.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As the thread starter liked your post, I took that as an indication that they would be happy for it to be moved to suggestions, so I have done.
    Simon likes this.
  11. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    Thank you kindly, good sir! [​IMG] I'll "like" the first post in this thread as my vote.
    Simon likes this.
  12. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Hello there!

    Firstly I apologise if this has been suggested before, I did search and got no results.

    I would like to suggest the ability to split a single post into two or more, not just split it out from a thread, but the option of leaving a copy where it is.. and splitting it into another thread or a new thread, or perhaps even multiple threads.

    Here is a good example...


    The first part of Erik's post is on topic for the thread it was originally in.. however the second part isn't. As Kier kindly split the off topic posts out of the original thread.. this post has ended up in the new thread, where it is only half relevant... and poor Erik's on topic (to the original thread) posts are now moved.

    I think the ability to cleverly split a single post would be very useful :)
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  13. snowman

    snowman Member

    I just discovered there is no ability to copy posts. I would like to see this added as a feature. As Rudy said, it's not used everyday, but it pops up on a consistent basis.
  14. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Bump.. being able to copy posts is damn useful when splitting threads and wanting to leave the original post in the first thread & have it as the first post in the new thread.
    vkams likes this.
  15. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Active Member

    This has been requested by the staff on FreddysHouse.

    We used the copy function on the old forum software to help run our photo competition, we asked for entries and could then duplicate the thread to the staff area, remove all the guff posts (the ones without photos), add a poll if desired and put it back to the user forums.

    So if we could have a copy functionality added for posts and threads that would be great.
    Simon likes this.
  16. Jazzyname

    Jazzyname Member

    i have 'liked' the OP as a vote indication, i have had to split off threads to there own also. after 15 plus years of running my board, i really would be lost without that feature to control conversations in an orderly fashion

  17. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    How are VB converts coping without this?? I know we'd struggle...

    +1 here.
  18. Hyperion

    Hyperion Active Member

    I would also like to see this. A small forum and not worried about SEO.
    gordy likes this.
  19. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    Would definitely like a copy thread / post functionality, I used it regularly in phpBB, and it is dearly missed :(
    MYstIC G likes this.
  20. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Well-Known Member

    I'd like to add some weight to this request. I've migrated a forum to Xenforo and just found out that there's no thread copy function. This is a function we used extensively on our previous platform so it would be great if it could be considered for inclusion in a later version.

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