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Old 29 Jul 2004, 15:59
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One thread in multiple forums? (and still active as one thread)

Is it possible to copy one thread to multiple forums and have it function as one thread? (rather than independent threads in each forum).

Ie... if you have a single thread copied to 3 forums, and someone replies to that thread in any of the forums, that reply would be visible in the thread in any of the forums and the thread would be "bumped" to the top of each of the forums list (since it just got a reply).

Is this possible with stock vb3?

Is it possible with any known hack?
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Old 29 Jul 2004, 16:15
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that's what we can call a Thread Alias... like we do aliases on our own desktop... i was planing to take a look at that feature, but didn't have the time yet.

this can be easily done, like modifying the forumid field in the thread table, so the forumid can be multiple... like 354|344|2 ... so the thread is displayed in the three forums...

same thing for adding aliases of forums in multiple forums... this can be a good feature to have a Support forum in multiple forums, but have the same content...
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Old 29 Jul 2004, 16:34
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This is a great idea. Permissions wise would someone want everyone to be able to do this or specified usergroups?
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Old 29 Jul 2004, 16:36
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Originally Posted by nexialys
this can be a good feature to have a Support forum in multiple forums, but have the same content...
You mean to have a support thread in multiple forums right?

Yeah, that makes sense.

So if something major was done system wide on a large website with tons of forums, then there could be one thread "copied" to all of the forums, that would act as only one thread -- ie, accumulating replies in the single thread from all of the different forums it's in.

It's definitely a worthwhile hack. I'm surprised it's not part of the vB3 base what with all the features vb3 has (wow! :speechless
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Old 30 Jul 2004, 07:43
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Originally Posted by DrkFusion
This is a great idea. Permissions wise would someone want everyone to be able to do this or specified usergroups?

I would think that crossposting / thread aliasing in this manner would be something that you would only want higher level admins to be able to do no?
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Old 30 Jul 2004, 20:52
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Originally Posted by jeremycs
Is it possible to copy one thread to multiple forums and have it function as one thread? (rather than independent threads in each forum).

Ie... if you have a single thread copied to 3 forums, and someone replies to that thread in any of the forums, that reply would be visible in the thread in any of the forums and the thread would be "bumped" to the top of each of the forums list (since it just got a reply).

Is this possible with stock vb3?

Is it possible with any known hack?
Is it possible.

Adapt this hack (phpBB): Use multiple forums sharing a user database. http://phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=55
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Old 08 Aug 2004, 13:15
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Originally Posted by lange
Is it possible.

Adapt this hack (phpBB): Use multiple forums sharing a user database. http://phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=55

That's not what I'm wanting to do. :ermm:
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Old 27 Nov 2004, 13:07
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Has anyone attempted this yet? It would really be useful for my forums.
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Old 16 Jun 2005, 21:16
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Originally Posted by bleodler
Has anyone attempted this yet? It would really be useful for my forums.
*bump*

Is anybody willing to make this?
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Old 16 Jun 2005, 21:41
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It's a very interesting idea.
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Old 16 Jun 2005, 22:00
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This would be pretty complicated keeping things like # views/replies and last post info in mind.
However, if you just want the thread to appear in more then one forum this should be doable.

Edit: Got this working in vB 3.5 - Threads appears in multiple Forums.
However, it does not add to view/replies or last post info of the additional forums yet (no new post indicator, etc.)
This involves more work.

Last edited by KirbyDE; 16 Jun 2005 at 22:28.
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Old 17 Jun 2005, 06:42
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I´m currently messing around with AndrewD´s great hack that uses multiple categories for the links and files database. So at least, i am able refer to threads.
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Old 26 Jul 2005, 18:44
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Originally Posted by KirbyDE
This would be pretty complicated keeping things like # views/replies and last post info in mind.
However, if you just want the thread to appear in more then one forum this should be doable.

Edit: Got this working in vB 3.5 - Threads appears in multiple Forums.
However, it does not add to view/replies or last post info of the additional forums yet (no new post indicator, etc.)
This involves more work.
Would you mind sharing?
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Old 29 Aug 2005, 10:59
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Originally Posted by vauge
Would you mind sharing?
No updates on this?
What about your hack, Kirby?
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Old 29 Aug 2005, 12:34
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I lost the Code ... due to fatal User failure
When I got time i'll implement it again.
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