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W. Joe Smith
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I have noticed that when a topic is moved from one forum to another, there is still a redirect in the old forum. That is pretty nifty, but what is odd to me is when that topic is updated in the new section, the redirect in the old forum it was moved from is moved to the top of the topic list because it has new posts. Is this by design? I know moving the post to a new forum will put it where it will most likely get more valuable posts, but I find it a little cluttered that the post is still getting pushed to the top of the topic list on the old forum. If it is by design, may I ask why? It is one of those things that isn't a major deal, but something I've been wondering about.


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The slightly flippant answer would be "Because JForum -the forum software underlying these forums- does it that way" :-) So it wasn't a conscious choice made by us.

The technical answer would be that both entries are generated based on the same DB record, which only tracks the most recent post time, but not the most recent post time for both of the forums.


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W. Joe Smith
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That makes sense. I figured it had something to do with the system not keeping seperate entries for both posts.

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On a positive note, the link only stays in the old forum for a short period of time. So the cluttered feeling you are getting should hopefully be relatively short lived.


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