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Articles to threads tool

Discussion in 'AMS Support' started by CarpCharacin, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Member AMS Showcase

    Are you planning on adding back the articles to threads tool in AMS for XF2? I think it's a valuable tool to have.
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  2. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    No...I plan on implementing some sort of "Convert Thread to Article" function similar to what AMS 1.x had, however, I have no plans to implement any sort of "Convert Article to Thread" function.
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  3. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Member AMS Showcase

    What about when members accidentally post questions that should be threads as articles?
  4. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    The way I handle that rare occasion, is to delete the article and inform the member, that posting a thread is the more appropriate place to ask a question. That is what XF Staff does when someone "accidentally" creates a Resource to ask a question that would be more appropriate as a thread. I've seen that happen several times over the past 8 years and you don't see them adding "Convert Resource to Thread" functionality in the XFRM to handle it.

    Anyway, I answered your question and I will post my response again... I have no plans for any type of "Convert Articles to Threads" functionality for AMS 2.x (or any of my addons for that matter). I MAY consider a "Convert Article to Thread" (individual Article, not bulk articles) at some point down the road, however, its a very LOW priority.
  5. ProWeb

    ProWeb New Member AMS Premium Showcase Premium

    Thanks for addressing this question Bob.

    I'd like to put in our vote for adding this feature back in, especially since we have so many new members that keep making mistakes and post to Articles instead of the forum. This is even after pushing VERY clear messaging (via Welcome PM, Welcome Email, top-of-page notices, etc.) on how / where to post questions to our forum. Unfortunately we have dozens and dozens each week that post to AMS, and then helpful members reply as comments in an attempt to help out.

    So, having the "convert article to thread" would:
    1. Make it easier for our moderators to take action on this misplaced content.
    2. Preserve the confused member's original post (and the time / energy they put into creating the content... many of which might get upset and have a bad-tasted having their first experience be their content / efforts deleted).
    3. Preserve member's follow-up comments to the article / question
    Thanks again for all the awesome work you do, and for taking a look at this request!
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