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Shadow topic

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A Shadow Topic will leave a Shadow of a moved topic in the forum where it was originally posted. The Shadow topic will redirect users to the moved topic when they click it. Moved topics are marked as moved in topiclist (viewforum) and are usually marked with a Moved Topic icon.


Permission Requirements

  • Must have Forum Moderator Permissions in a forum before user can move a topic within that forum.
  • Must have Moderator Permissions in the destination forum to move the topic to that destination.
  • Must have Can move topics Moderator Permissions to use the Move topic action.

How to shadow move a topic using Quick-mod tools

  1. While viewing the topic you want to move. (viewtopic)
  2. Select Move topic from the Quick-mod tools. (located at the bottom of the page in subSilver)
  3. On the Confirm Move Topic screen, select a forum, check the box next to Leave shadow topic in place, and click Yes.

How to shadow move a topic using Moderator Control Panel

This method can be used to move or shadow move multiple topics in a forum.

  1. While viewing topiclist in forum (viewforum)
  2. Click Moderator Control Panel. (located at the top of the page in subSilver)
  3. Check the box next to the topic or multiple topics you intend to move
  4. Select Move from the drop down menu and press submit.
  5. On the Confirm Move Selected Topic screen, select a forum, check the box next to Leave shadow topic in place, and click Yes.

Note: If Multiple Topics are selected, you may only move them to one forum at a time. (i.e. You cannot select move for multiple topics and select separate forums for each selected topic)

How to Delete Shadow Topics

  1. While viewing topiclist in forum (viewforum)
  2. Click Moderator Control Panel. (located at the top of the page in subSilver)
  3. Check the box next to the topic or multiple shadow topics you intend to delete.
  4. Select Delete from the drop down menu and click submit.
  5. Click on the Yes button on the next confirm page.

Note: Deleting shadow topics will NOT delete the actual topic.


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