Moving topics within InstantForum



It's sometimes helpful to move a topic to to a new forum to help organize your conversations. Within InstantForum forum moderators can move any topic providing they have the necessary moderator permissions.

Ensuring you have the necessary moderator permissions

You first need to ensure the user account you are logged in with is set-up as a moderator for the forum that contains the topic you wish to move. If you visit the forum that contains the topic you wish to move you'll see at the very bottom of the forum a "Moderators" area that shows the users that have been associated as a moderator with the forum.

The user account you are logged in with must appear within the "Moderators" area at the bottom of the forum that contains the topic you wish to move. If your username does not appear here or you don't see check-boxes alongside each post within the forum it's likely your user account has not been associated as a moderator with the forum. See creating & editing forum moderators.

In addition InstantForum allows you to set-up different moderation permissions on a per forum basis for each forum moderator. For example you can allow a moderator to move topics within Forum A whilst not allow the moderator to move topics in Forum B. This is helpful if you wish to give moderators different permissions for different forums within your community.

When editing the moderator via the InstantForum Admin CP for the forum you'll need to ensure the "Can move topics" option is enabled.

Ensure "Can move topics" is enabled for the moderator

As an administrator within InstantForum you'll need to visit the InstantForum Admin CP. Click Manage Moderators on the left. Then click the moderator username or choose to add a new moderator.

If your moderator already exists and you click there username you'll see a list of forums that moderator has been assigned to moderate. You can then click any individual forum the moderator has been assigned to to adjust the moderation options available for the moderator within that forum. To allow moderators to move topics you'll need to ensure the "Can move topics?" option is enabled and save the moderator.

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To apply changes to several forums at once for a moderator you can simply select multiple forums from the "Forums To Moderate" multiple select drop down list shown on the edit moderator page.

How to move a topic

Once you've been set-up as a moderator and have been given the ability to move topics you'll see check-boxes alongside each topic within the forum(s) you've been assigned to moderate. You can see we've selected a single topic below and can choose "move topics" via the moderation tools and then select a forum to move the selected topics to...

 

Do i need to be a moderator for the forum I wish to move topics to?

No. Once you have permission to move topics from a forum you can move the topic to any other forum even if your not a moderator for the target forum. You will only be able to move topics however to forums that are visible to the user roles or member groups you currently belong to within InstantForum.