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Mar 7, 2012 08:37 AM

Contributor Panel - Moving Threads

Wondering why the pull down list does not include all the international boards?
sometimes it takes a while to get a post moved in the less active international boards.

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  1. I don't believe it's intentional. Which are missing?

    11 Replies
    1. re: Engineering

      Say there is a misplaced thread on any of the International boards - I have checked Europe, Italy, South Asia for example. - when I try to move the thread using the Contributor Panel and clicking on the option move thread, the pulldown list of boards to transfer to do not include any international boards only those in the US and Canada.

      sorry I didnt respond sooner but I cant reply on chowhound currently from my office IE8

      1. re: jen kalb

        I've found what you're referring to and am looking into it. Thanks for the report, but while I have your attention-

        When you say that you're unable to reply, are you still experiencing the problem described here?
        Feel free to add your two cents there if so.

      2. re: Engineering

        The Topical boards are also missing.

        1. re: hannaone

          Thats true.

          IHowever Im not sure that we (participants) should be moving posts onto or off topical boards. these decisions aren't clear cut, and I think that too much stuff gets moved away to die from the community the OP intended to post it in. - the only real case for moving a post is moving it to the geographic board where it will get an answer/be seen by an interested community..

          In these cases, I think its better to suggest to the OP that they may also want to post on a different Board to get an answer than to move the posts.

          1. re: jen kalb

            Was thinking mostly of cases where someone asks for recipes or cooking help some place other than the home cooking board (like General Topics)

        2. re: Engineering

          The contributor panel was never meant for long term use in moving new threads -- that's a task for the moderators. It was created for moving things from the old boards to the new boards when we updated the board structure a couple of years back.

          If something needs moving, please just flag it using 'report' and let the mods know what board it should be on. All the reports go into the same queue so what board it was coming from / going to shouldn't make a difference in how long it takes to handle.

          1. re: Jacquilynne

            well then, it sounds like the Contributor panel feature should be deleted, if its not intended to be used on a current basis.

            thanks for the answer, thats what I had been doing, until I realized this feature is there.

            1. re: jen kalb

              I still use it on a current basis, mostly to move San Diego posts that appear on the California board. Also if I turn up something on search that while older is still useful, I'll move it to the new board.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                so you are using it for the purpose I was suggesting. This would make sense in International, where the boards are infrequently visited. I hate to see posts languishing. I get the point about the mods doing it, however.

                1. re: jen kalb

                  Only a few posters have the ability to move posts using the Contributor Panel. I think one had to sign up and volunteer at the time the boards expanded. I assume that not everyone even sees the button.

                  At one time I had suggested to TPTB that a similar mechanism be used to add links to substantive restaurant reports or display content posted on the message boards on the restaurant pages. A curation or archiving button if you will.

                  1. re: Melanie Wong

                    well i see the button having signed up years ago, but Im being told not to use it.
                    Sort of silly not being able to move posts for Italy on the Europe Board, or thailand posts from South Asia but there you are.

                    Seems like if TPTB dont want us using it it ought to go away.

        3. If we click on "CHOOSE A BOARD" and then click on "See all boards" under the "INTERNATIONAL" heading don't all the "International" boards then show? Or are you meaning something else I've totally misconstrued?