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How to Merge Subforums?
Oct 16th, 2012 at 6:39pm
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I want to "dump" a couple of old, unused subforums into a new subforum called "Archives." Could someone tell me or lead me to info on how to merge subforums or at least do a mass topic move? I've searched all around, but haven't found anything on this topic.

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Re: How to Merge Subforums?
Reply #1 - Oct 16th, 2012 at 6:50pm
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spentastico2 wrote on Oct 16th, 2012 at 6:39pm:
I want to "dump" a couple of old, unused subforums into a new subforum called "Archives." Could someone tell me or lead me to info on how to merge subforums or at least do a mass topic move? I've searched all around, but haven't found anything on this topic.

Thanks!

when you say subforums do you mean boards or topics in the boards?
  

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Reply #2 - Oct 16th, 2012 at 6:53pm
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All the topics in those boards, please.
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Reply #3 - Oct 16th, 2012 at 7:59pm
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I don't think there's a really easy way to do it.
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 16th, 2012 at 8:05pm
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Well poop.

Chalk this [batch thread moves] up as a feature request, then!  Tongue
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Re: How to Merge Subforums?
Reply #5 - Oct 16th, 2012 at 8:06pm
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ok i thin i get what you mean if you goto admin find Forum Controls
then click on Categories you will see at the bottom of the page Add Categories: enter 1 then click add
in Category ID: enter archive in Name: enter archives then look at
Allowed to View/See Category: and decide what you want then the same for Allow Collapse? then click save that is that part finished

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now in Forum Controls click on Boards you will see a list of Boards with checkboxs on the right side now click all checkboxs for Boards you want to move to the archive then down the page you will see With selected: then mark Edit but this should be pre-selected for you then click Go that is that part finished

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now you will see the list of settings for all Boards you selected now look down the list and look for Category: and set this to archives and do the same for every Board down the list until you get to the bottom of the page then click save and that is you finished.

all boards should now be in the Category of archives  Wink.
  

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Re: How to Merge Subforums?
Reply #6 - Oct 16th, 2012 at 8:13pm
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I'm sorry, xnoddyx. I don't think I was very clear. You know how you get something in your head and it makes sense to you, but when it comes out, it doesn't make any at all?  Cheesy

I have a couple of old boards that we don't use anymore, and I'd like to take all the topics in those boards and move them all at once into a new board called archives.

Actually, I think could cut that work in half by just moving all the threads from the smaller board into the bigger board then renaming THAT one archives.

Either way, I'm looking for a way to grab a bunch of threads at once and move them somewhere.
  
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Re: How to Merge Subforums?
Reply #7 - Oct 16th, 2012 at 8:47pm
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spentastico2 wrote on Oct 16th, 2012 at 8:13pm:
You know how you get something in your head and it makes sense to you, but when it comes out, it doesn't make any at all? 
lol it's cool i do that all the time  Grin

ok do as
xnoddyx wrote on Oct 16th, 2012 at 8:06pm:
if you goto admin find Forum Controlsthen click on Categories you will see at the bottom of the page Add Categories: enter 1 then click add in Category ID: enter archive in Name: enter archives then look atAllowed to View/See Category: and decide what you want then the same for Allow Collapse? then click save that is that part finished

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now see post_move.jpg

ok in 1. click all checkboxs for topics you want to move if all of then just click 2.

then click 3. Move to: now when you move the topics do you want a post at the end of the the topics giving info on who moved the topic and also where from if yes click the checkbox in 4. if no then move on to 5. here selected archives from the list then click go now do the same for every topic, topics you want to move  Smiley
  

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Reply #8 - Oct 17th, 2012 at 12:37pm
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OHHH!!  I had the admin controls set to icons, so it would only let me do things one at a time. Thanks!
  
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Re: How to Merge Subforums?
Reply #9 - Oct 17th, 2012 at 3:17pm
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spentastico2 wrote on Oct 17th, 2012 at 12:37pm:
OHHH!!  I had the admin controls set to icons, so it would only let me do things one at a time. Thanks!

oh oks so you all good on this now ? Smiley
  

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Re: How to Merge Subforums?
Reply #10 - Oct 18th, 2012 at 6:09pm
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Yessir.
  
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