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locked Sticky Posts #suggestion


RS
 

Some groups might like to be able to post certain messages or topics as "sticky" so that they always appear at the top of the list (group etiquette, hot new info, etc.).  Since not everyone's need for this would be the same, perhaps when you make a post a sticky, you could specify if it appears at the top of the Thread, Message or Expanded views or all three.  Mods and Owners would seem to make sense as the ones who could be assigned this power. 


EDIT: Never mind!  Just found out you have it already!  Excellent!  For those who haven't found it yet, you go to the thread and click edit thread, then you have the option to make it sticky.  So great that you "get it". :)



 

Dalemonator,

You can mark a thread as sticky or closed right now. When viewing a thread, at the top right, there is an 'Edit Thread' button. There you can mark the thread sticky or closed, and change the subject. You can't currently edit any hashtags, but that update is coming this week. (Nice use of the #suggestions hashtag, btw).

I'm not sure how this would work in the message or expanded views however, since those are message based, not thread based.  Should all the messages in a sticky thread appear at the top of the message view, for example?

Thanks,
Mark

On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 10:57 AM, <dalemonator@...> wrote:

Some groups might like to be able to post certain messages or topics as "sticky" so that they always appear at the top of the list (group etiquette, hot new info, etc.).  Since not everyone's need for this would be the same, perhaps when you make a post a sticky, you could specify if it appears at the top of the Thread, Message or Expanded views or all three.  Mods and Owners would seem to make sense as the ones who could be assigned this power. 




RS
 

Good point.  It might have to be just the original message when in message view. People would just have to follow the thread to see everything else ("view thread" shortcut button?)

Or maybe allow stickiness to be by thread or by message.  So if a mod posts a message and wants only that message to be sticky, they choose that option, but if a whole thread is relevant, they could stick the thread.  Sticky messages for the message view, and sticky threads for the thread view?  Then, in message view, maybe a flag for messages that are actually part of a sticky thread, but not specifically stick themselves.  That might be too complicated though.  The simplicity of the site is a big appeal. :)


 

Mark,

I'm not sure how this would work in the message or expanded views
however, since those are message based, not thread based. Should all
the messages in a sticky thread appear at the top of the message view,
for example?
I think it would be appropriate if only the first message in the thread stick to the top of the Message View list. When the user opens it the "View all n Messages in Thread" link serves to let the user find the rest.

-- Shal