I’m currently converting a large Vanilla forum to Discourse. I introduced our demo site to our moderators and they have some questions. One question is whether there is a way to leave a post redirecting people to the new category if a topic is moved. They are used to this feature from Vanilla (emphasis mine):
Once you click move, you will see a dialog box allowing you to choose what category the discussion should be moved into, and whether or not you should leave a redirect link (usually only opted into if the post is browser bookmarked by a great deal of folks).
It’s essentially a link that appears in the topic list of the original category with a title: “Moved: $post_title”. When you click on it, you go to the post’s new location. The idea is if people are following just the one category, they can see what happened to a post when it’s moved elsewhere. Our volume is such that most regulars only spend time in a handful of categories. (And some just stick with our most popular category.)
I don’t think we need exactly this feature necessarily, but I’m wondering how this scenario is handled in Discourse.