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Lesa, is it possible to include a function in the control panel that allows a board admin to merge two or more forums to prevent a rather tedious task of doing five at a time.

I want to reduce the number of forums on AG (you'll notice I've deleted a whole lot of the archived posts) in an attempt to make it a more 'personal' board. I want to move some of the general stuff together. Moving a thread (or 5 at a time) takes a lot of time and effort. So what do you think?
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Hi MO,

The limit was imposed because moving too many large topics at a time was causing the system to slow down. However, that limit was increased to 15 topics a while back.

Rather than selecting 15 topics individually, you could use the checkbox at the top to check all of them, then individually de-select 5 of them each time. It's too bad Thor didn't feel comfortable with increasing the limit to 20, at least, since that is how many topics show up on a page by default.

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Thanks Lesa. I wasn't aware that it had been changed. That's much better than 5 at a time. And yes, I understand why merging a whole forum would slow the system down.
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You're welcome, MO. emoticon

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I did a number on AG this morning. Deleted a whole bunch of really old stuff, and moved others to the archives. Then I gave each of the regulars their own forum so they can discuss what they want to talk about and keep track of and manage their own threads. No responses yet. I think AG is dying a slow death.
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I hope it picks up. emoticon

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I don't mind if it ticks over the way it is at the moment. It would be nice to get some other people to join but most people I would invite are on Facebook and Twitter, they're not interested in a general chat board. If I didn't already belong to an atheist discussion one, I would have made one myself.
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One more atheist board can't hurt. emoticon

I hope giving all your regulars their own forums will motivate them to post more. I notice they say "Private," though. Did you intend to make them private, or leave them public as they are?

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No the whole board is public except for a couple of forums where we discuss board matters. I'll take a look at that thanks.
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