We have certain FAQ topics (mostly owned by staff), which are closed, so that people do not start a discussion in them. But then they also do not get the quote option, if they highlight parts of them.
Other topics (usually the current change log) are open, and people are supposed to reply in a new topic, but its just easier to reply in the existing one and these quickly (and always) turn into a mess.
As a moderator I’d like to change them into a Hub Topic, which stays open, but automatically sets the composer to reply in a new topic (not sure, if it needs to be a linked one). I see two ways to implement this:
- Soft version: Still allow everybody to change it manually back to Reply to topic, so that curator(s) who do not have moderator privileges can update the topic.
- Strict version: Disable to reply to this topic for regular users, except for specified non-moderator users (like the owner, any co-curators or a custom group of trusted forum regulars).