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What do you all do with the most useful posts?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by surfsup, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    Other than making it a sticky, what if you had years of content but like 100+ top threads that has a ton of useful information in them? What do you do with them because once its not a sticky anymore it gets lost in the bunch...
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Feature them ;)
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  3. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    Haha I hear ya and do! :D I was just wondering if ppl actually create a specific forum node just for these type of threads or how to organize them somehow.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You could do a forum with permanent redirects.

    It would involve moving the thread to the forum with no redirect and then moving it back to the original forum with the permanent redirect.

    Not sure how that would really work though in practice or how useful it would be.
  5. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    If you have that much content it's perhaps better to put it on a website instead of the forums. What we did is create a sub-forum where members can't create new threads, and put interesting threads there.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I did that on the previous incarnation of the site, when we were on phpBB, but I found the threads more or less died as they weren't in their rightful place.
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  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Useful posts ? Make it an article.

    That seems like a bad idea.

    My suggestions:
    XenPorta 2 - DEMO: http://8wayrun.com/threads/soulcalibur-unbreakable-soul-available-now.17967/
    or wait for the new Article Manager by Bob.

    EDIT: Anyone know of XP2 has a Category Cloud ? I really like Category clouds.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
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  8. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I do nothing with them... because what's hot today, or this week, isn't tomorrow, or the following week. I have auto link working, so if anything is just that awesome, then I will hook it into the auto link feature and make it easily accessible via keyword links.
  9. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I admit many of those topics are dead, although it's not clear if they would've died anyway, some topics stay alive. Another thing @surfsup can do is create a single sticky thread in each forum, containing links to interesting/best threads of that forum.
  10. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    We use XenTag for this. This makes the best content easier to find, adds significant pagerank to old threads, and helps categorize the threads as well. It also creates a very organic way for members to discover the best threads.

    For example, in addition to your other tags on the thread, you could have a tag for "most liked threads," "most viewed threads in 2014," etc. The more tags you add, the more PageRank will be brought to the threads and the more helpful links will be added for people browsing for content.

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