Move topic / posts to Private Conversation

(Dean Taylor) #1

Is it possible to move a topic / posts to a private conversation?

A couple of members are having a decidedly private conversation (exchanging telephone numbers etc) in a public forum…
… right now I would love to move their conversation into a new private message thread between the two of them.

Is this possible?

Add "Move to new message" option when selecting posts on topic admin wrench
Moving selected posts to private message
(cpradio) #2

Seems to be. Create a PM with the individuals involved. Copy the Topic ID out of the URL, go to the Topic that is public, select all of the posts and choose Move to Existing, paste the PM Topic ID, check it and click Move to Existing Topic.

I haven’t actually completed all the steps, but the PM Topic showed up in my list to select…

Need an ability to move a private message to a public category
(Dean Taylor) #3

Thanks @cpradio - I just tried it and it worked.

The only oddity was impersonating one of the participants to initially create the private conversation.

With the old topic I marked as unlisted and closed - updating the close message to indicate it was moved to a private message.

(Jeff Atwood) #4

As of 1.6 beta, there is now a “make Private” option in the topic admin wrench.

Move posts to private conversation
(Jeff Atwood) closed #5

(Arpit Jalan) #6

This feature is now implemented. Details here: