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How to inquire abt changing thread location?

  1. Apr 17, 2006 #1

    Ouabache

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    When you believe a thread would be a better fit under another topic but
    cannot reach the moderator (pm mailbox full), what is the recommended procedure?

    It was once suggested I use the [report bad post] button to quickly get a moderator or mentor's attention, but it seems that button is used only for unique circumstances. (see quote below)

     
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  3. Apr 17, 2006 #2

    Hootenanny

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    I also have come across this problem, I just left the post and it found its way into the correct forum. I think it must take the moderators a while to spot a post in the wrong section. (No disrespect to the mods, they just have alot of work)
     
  4. Apr 17, 2006 #3

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    Feel free to use the "report a bad post" button. In the notes, just state which forum you think the thread belongs in.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2006 #4

    enigma

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    If you think that the thread is grossly misplaced, feel free to bring it to our attention through the report bad post. I think most of us check there first when we log on.

    So long as it isn't abused, it's fine.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2006 #5

    Tom Mattson

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    If one Mentor's PM box is full then try any other Mentor. We can all move threads to and from anywhere on the site.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2006 #6

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    Just as an added note to that, your best bet is to first try either a mentor for the forum the post resides within or a mentor for the forum you think it should be moved to as your first choices.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2006 #7

    Ouabache

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    Thanks for the excellent suggestions !! :smile:
     
  9. Apr 18, 2006 #8

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    It might be a good idea to reword that - we definitely don't want to discourage reporting posts for any reason. Basically, any reason why you think we should have a look at a post besides 'help, no one has answered my question' is a legitimate reason to report a post.

    FYI, the whole forum only gets on the order of 5-10 reported posts a day.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2006 #9

    Evo

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    I think the "report a post" is the best option. I may not be around for awhile if you pm me. When it's reported, all mentors can see it and take action, if necessary.
     
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