Continuing the discussion from
Housekeeping: Make new threads for new topics:
Not to derail the Housekeeping topic that’s about derailing topics I’ve created another so that we can discuss forum features or plugins.
This is precisely one of the reasons why I brought up the issue of moderators a while back (on the new year 2018 thread).
Mods do indeed have that power (or can be given it) on discourse, I’ve seen it in action on other discourse sites, but on the Arduboy forums it’s hardly ever done. I’ll admit there are cases where a comment belongs in both topics so it wouldn’t make sense to move it, but there have been occasions where things have got entirely off track but nobody wants to continue in a new thread because half the context would be missing from the thread.
Splitting the thread and moving the old posts across retains the context and makes it easier to continue the conversation than trying to flick between two threads and quote people from a separate thread.
One issue I’ve read is moving or splitting can cause change of ownership to the mover, I’m not sure if its something that’s been addressed but it could become a notification nightmare.
Babble looks interesting and may be helpful to reduce some chitter chatter.
Although I’ve seen threads spit/moved on other Discourse forums, I don’t know how it’s done. I have moderator privileges but haven’t found the option or tool to do this. Perhaps it’s a plugin or option that must be enabled.
I assume the mechanism hasn’t changed in 3 years:
Might be that it needs enabling first.
It could work, but it brings the issue of how to decide what belongs on a forum post and what belongs in the chat window, so we’d have to decide that and then make some guidelines.
I don’t have a
Move to New Topic in the Wrench menu.
Can I have a badge please?
Near the bottom of this thread it shows different stuff
Is there another wrench somewhere? I’ve skimmed s few things that have mentioned multiple ones.
Yes, sorry, wrong wrench. Still no
Move to New Topic though.
I think it’s under the select posts option.
Navigate to the Topic
Click the Wrench Icon (top right)
Click Select Posts
Click select on the post you want to move
Click Move to New Topic
There’s also another wrench at the bottom of the topic.
At this rate you’ll have a full socket set.
I was just trying this when you replied. That’s where it is.
I think everyone knows what I’d want
I’m guessing something like
https://felipemanga\.github\.io/ProjectABE/\?hex=.* would work for now. (More flexible, but possibly open to abuse.)
Or for a stricter match only matching stuff from eried’s collection:
I’d prefer the first. I don’t know anything about discourse plugins, but I think it’d be neat if simple links to hex files resulted in the game running embedded as a preview.