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If a [[topic]] has been posted in a [[board]] that does not relate to the subject, you can move the [[topic]] to a more appropriate [[board]]. To move a [[topic]]:
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To move a topic, go to the topic that you want to move and click ''Move Topic''. You can then choose which board you would like to move the topic to.
  
Go to the thread that will be moved and click on the button that Says "Move Topic". Upon clicking the button, you'll see a page with several options and several different places and ways to move your topic. If you'd like to [[Post]] a redirection topic, check the box that says "Post a redirection topic."
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If you do not want to post a redirection topic, uncheck the box that says ''Post a redirection topic'' before you select ''Move Topic''.
  
A redirection [[Topic]] includes (by default) the original name of the thread along with a link to the [[Board]] it was moved to and a link to the newly moved topic. By default, redirection topics are locked. If you'd like to change the name of thethread that is being moved, check the box next to "Change the topic's subject." You'll then see a field where you can enter a new subject. Doing that, you can also opt to make all of the posts' subjects match that of the new subject by checking the box next to "Change every message's subject." Now all you have left to do is select the [[Board]] to move the [[Topic]] to and then click on the button that says "Move Topic".  
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A redirection topic automatically includes the original name of the topic, along with a link to the board it was moved to and a link to the newly moved topic. '''You do not need to type this information into the fields [BOARD] and [TOPIC LINK]'''. By default, redirection topics are locked.
  
'''Mass Moving Topics'''
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If you want to change the name of the topic that is being moved, check the box next to ''Change the topic's subject.'' You will then see a field where you will be able to enter a new subject. You will also have the option to make all the message subjects the same as the one you chose for the new subject by checking the box next to ''Change every message's subject.''
If you run into a case where there are a bunch of topics you would like to move out of a board you can mass move topics from one board to another board, by going to the message index of a board and using quick-moderation.
 
  
Before you're able to move multiple topics at the same time, you'll have to enable checkboxes. Follow the directions below to enable checkboxes.
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Once you have made the necessary changes, click ''Move Topic''.
  
Profile > [[Look and Layout Preferences]]
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====Mass Moving Topics====
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If you to move a large number of topics out of a board, you can mass move topics from one board to another board by going to the message index of a board and using quick-moderation. Select the checkboxes to the right of every topic that you wish to move and then go down to the bottom of the page where you see a dropdown menu. Select ''Move selected to'' and in the dropdown menu to the right select the board to which you wish to move the topics.
  
To the right of "Show quick-moderation on Message index as", you'll see a drop-down box. Click on that box and click on the option that says "checkboxes."
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If you cannot see any checkboxes, you will need to enable them by going to ''Profile > [[Profile#Look and Layout|Look and Layout]]''.  To the right of ''Show quick-moderation on Message index as'', you will see a drop-down box. Click on that box, select the option that says ''checkboxes'', and click ''Change profile''.
  
Now go enter a board and you will see checkboxes to the right of every topic. Check the boxes for the topics you wish to move and then go down to the bottom of the page where you see a dropdown. Select "Move Selected To" and in the next dropdown select the board you wish to move the topics to.
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Latest revision as of 13:28, 12 November 2016

To move a topic, go to the topic that you want to move and click Move Topic. You can then choose which board you would like to move the topic to.

If you do not want to post a redirection topic, uncheck the box that says Post a redirection topic before you select Move Topic.

A redirection topic automatically includes the original name of the topic, along with a link to the board it was moved to and a link to the newly moved topic. You do not need to type this information into the fields [BOARD] and [TOPIC LINK]. By default, redirection topics are locked.

If you want to change the name of the topic that is being moved, check the box next to Change the topic's subject. You will then see a field where you will be able to enter a new subject. You will also have the option to make all the message subjects the same as the one you chose for the new subject by checking the box next to Change every message's subject.

Once you have made the necessary changes, click Move Topic.

Mass Moving Topics

If you to move a large number of topics out of a board, you can mass move topics from one board to another board by going to the message index of a board and using quick-moderation. Select the checkboxes to the right of every topic that you wish to move and then go down to the bottom of the page where you see a dropdown menu. Select Move selected to and in the dropdown menu to the right select the board to which you wish to move the topics.

If you cannot see any checkboxes, you will need to enable them by going to Profile > Look and Layout. To the right of Show quick-moderation on Message index as, you will see a drop-down box. Click on that box, select the option that says checkboxes, and click Change profile.