Is there a way to "insert" a post into a discussion?


(Jan P.) #1

I want to insert some information into a previous discussion that is getting quite some search engine traffic. I am a moderator and could edit any post in the topic, but I would greatly prefer to be able to insert a post under my username directly after the topic creating post. Is this possible somehow?


#2

Not that I’m aware of, no.


(Jay Pfaffman) #3

I believe that posts are pulled from the database in ID order. So even if you back-date the post, it’ll still appear at the end of the discussion.


(Michael Brown) #4

You can do this with moderation rights by using our ‘move posts’ feature:

  • move all posts below the first in the original topic to a new, temporary topic
  • add a new reply to the original topic (so now there is just the topic plus one reply)
  • move all posts from the temporary topic back to the original topic

You end up with e.g.:

Which should be suitable for once-off operations. What it looks like, for posterity:


(Régis Hanol) #5

They’re actually ordered based on the post_number :wink:


#6

Good hack @supermathie – I hadn’t thought of that.