I had this nice conversation that I wanted to pin globally as a banner. However, I wanted to edit the first post so the pin is inviting. As I’m a smartass, I decided to create a ‘Site Banners’ category under
/c/staff, visible to
Everyone. Then I proceeded to create a topic and hit ‘Banner this topic’.
Whew, nice, it worked! Er…
But then, I had a link to that banner topic appearing at the end of the original conversation… So I decided to close the banner topic so that people would simply come back to the original discussion, and…
Yes, I could reply to a closed topic… Not what I expected.
Hacking It Anyway
So, I proceeded to move all posts from the original topic to the banner topic, gave the first post (the banner) to the original poster, and it was as if I had inserted the banner post before the existing topic. Sort of.
- Isn’t replying to a closed topic a bug – even if it’s a banner?
- Is there a marker for staff to edit the first post of an existing topic, e.g., before
--on its own line, to insert the banner text?
- Is that something you would like to do (inserting a ‘banner post’ for an existing topic)?
- How’s your way of dealing with this issue?