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Why do moved threads keep their link in the first forum?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

????

 

This, in my opinion, totally defeats the purpose of moving threads.... it almost makes it penal, as if you are setting an example of poor forum choice and showcasing it.

post #2 of 11

example?

 

We have the choice of how long to leave a redirect active in a forum.  Sometimes we forget to change it from the 30 day default.

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post

example?

 


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Do you keep the threads in original forum so people who go looking for them are able to find them?

post #4 of 11

Thanks.  The threads were moved to other forum areas because they are better categorized where the moderator sent them.  A redirect is left behind that will help guide members who previously viewed or replied to the thread to find it in the new location.  The redirect continues to fall in the index as new threads are posted and  other threads are replied to, but the redirect has an expiration.  It is pretty common practice.  It would seem kind of rude to just move things and not leave a redirect .  This way everyone gets fair notice what happened and where to look for the relocated thread.

 

We have the option not to leave a redirect, but this seems like a good way to handle it.

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by BoredAtBMBW View Post

????

 

This, in my opinion, totally defeats the purpose of moving threads.... it almost makes it penal, as if you are setting an example of poor forum choice and showcasing it.



Seems like it would be more of a penalty not to have the redirect for the reasons CR pointed out.  As has been discussed over in the Eurozone recently, more than one forum can apply to many threads and thread activity for these topics would actually increase if they were cross-referenced in multiple forums.  An example might be "Where to snowboard in the Alps"  Eurozone or Snowboarding?  Better chance of actually getting someone to respond to this niche subject (at least for Epic) the more people that see the thread (which happens when there is a redirect in one folder and moved post in the another) 

post #6 of 11
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...more than one forum can apply to many threads and thread activity for these topics would actually increase if they were cross-referenced in multiple forums.  An example might be "Where to snowboard in the Alps"  Eurozone or Snowboarding?  Better chance of actually getting someone to respond to this niche subject (at least for Epic) the more people that see the thread (which happens when there is a redirect in one folder and moved post in the another) 



Would Tags work? Tag each with "Snowboarding" to pull the related content together across the site?
post #7 of 11

How does it help?

post #8 of 11
Pulls related content together on the site.

See the side panels on the right of this thread with related forum and blog content:
http://www.epicski.com/t/89620/bumps-and-line-selection-ski-bumps-like-a-pro

I believe that content is drawn by the Mogul Skiing tag applied to the thread.
post #9 of 11

Who does the tagging?

post #10 of 11
Epicski Tagging Tutorial


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What is tagging? Why is it important?

Tags allow information from around the community to be aggregated together. They are labels that can be added to forum posts or Wiki articles to tie pieces of content together to make relevant information easier to find.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post

Who does the tagging?



I think anyone can...I have started a bit...look middle right and give it a try

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