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Discussion Board Definition

What is the definition of a Discussion Board? I'm just looking for a basic definition including some of the features that may be also found on d Discussion Board.
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How can I include a thread from a Discussion Board on a page?

I have a feature on my SharePoint 2013 site that allows a user to create a list item, and then a workflow that sends out an email with details about that item. What I would like to do now is turn the ...
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Why do I get “Cannot Complete This Action” when I add a Discussion Category?

I created a subsite with a template that had the Community Features turned on. When I go to add a Category in the Discussion Board, I get the following error message. Why does this happen?
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How to use Javascript to update a Discussion Board reply?

I have a Discussion Board with a series of replies. Each 'Message' (Reply) Content Type has an 'Answer' dropdown with the values 'YES/NO' (NO being default) I have created a hyperlink on the property ...
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Create a discussion list type based on the new display js file

Can anyone help me with how to create a discussion list type based on a new display js file? I do not want to modify the OOTB JS files of SharePoint.
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Add 'What's Hot' to additional Discussion Lists

I'm having trouble trying to leverage the "What's Hot" tab/Popularity column in SharePoint 2013's Discussion List. I've created a custom content query web part that can filter out discussions from ...
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Special Character in Subject field of discussion forum

I am creating a new discussion, in the subject when i enter "Portal Discussion?" then it gives error that special character is not allowed. But i want to use the "?" in the subject at the time of ...
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Link to discussion detail view or flat view gets broken if new subject view is created

Whenever I try to create new subject view of discussion board with different name, the link to flat view for discussion detail is broken, rather it opens the new subject view again. Has anyone else ...
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Display more fields in Discussion Board SP 2013

Can anyone tell me which function or part of the code I have to override from SP.UI.discussion.js to display extra fields in subject view of discussion board? Other than the fields it has OOTB.
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Updating list items by JSOM

I am currently trying to migrate a list from one sharepoint to another. I did this a few months ago allready and there it worked not bad. But now I run into problems. The list is a discussion list. I ...
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Error while updating item from datasheet view

There is a problem while updating any item in datasheet view of discussion list. While editing any item I get error as "you must specify non-blank value for Name". even though there is no column named ...
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Sort List by Popularity

As an organisation we have a discussion board. We also have a list of presentations. There does not seem to be a way to sort either of these by 'popularity' out of the box with Sharepoint. Is there ...
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XsltListViewWebPart provisioning of Community Discussion list is incorrect

I'm creating a SharePoint 2013 sandbox solution. On a Community site, OTB you have the Community Discussion list displayed on the home page. The view is based on Subject view. This gives you the graph ...
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xsl : change display with user rights on item

I'm using Sharepoint 2010. I'm trying to customize the discussion board. I want to display the 'Edit' button on the item status Bar. To achieve this, I followed this tutorial and it helped me a lot. ...
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Discussion Board Best Reply Clost Thread

I am creating a discussion board app and want to know if I can amend the top button that has the text "Best Reply". I want users to be able to mark the discussion as complete. I am adding a choice ...
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Import discussion board from excel list

While migrating a from one sharepoint 2013 server to another I am still stuck at getting the discussion board from the old server to the new one. I was able to export the old discussion list into an ...
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Content Organiser & Discussion Board Office 365

I am currently implementing a discussion board. I am trying to use the content organiser to route the questions to the right department. Has anyone any ideas of how this could work. My plan is to ...
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Removing email notifications for specific members of a SharePoint site

We have a department SharePoint site which includes members who are not really part of the department (vice presidents, past department members who have gone on to other positions in the company, ...
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Moving Discussion Boards, News Feed, Surveys SP 2013

We are using SharePoint 2013 and have to move Newsfeeds, Surveys and Discussion boards from one site collection to another. For discussion boards i found a very good script here on this page: Moving a ...
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Disccussion Board Reply Form

I have users that want a sort of "kudos" board. The idea being that a user can post to a board with recognizing the another users and other user can post replies. I have a few columns: Employee ...
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Content Query webpart doesn't display 'Approved 'post from the Discussion board

OOTB - I'm trying to use a 'Content Query' webpart to display 'Approved' posts, from a discussion board that's on the same site. My 'Content Editors' group have 'Contribute' permission to this site ...
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Migrating discussion board between site collections

In our sharepoint (where I can only access the client, nothing from the server) we switched (or had to switch) from one site collection to another on another server. The two servers are running under ...
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Garbled display of discussion list with raw HTML codes

We have a SharePoint 2010 site that was migrated to SharePoint 2013. When I go to view a discussion page, each entry in the discussion is displayed as raw text with HTML codes displayed (making it ...
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QueryString parameter to close modal dialog for Discussion Item

I'm using Modal Dialog to show a Discussion Thread from a Discussion List, There is an option to delete the Discussion in OOTB Thread View,The dialog has to be closed when the user deletes the ...
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Page with discussion board does not refresh after creating a new discussion within a modal dialog

I'm using the following code to allow users to create a new discussion topic in a modal dialog, rather than on a new page: // When called, this function opens the dialog. function openDialog(pUrl) { ...
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How to display the Replied user name in Discussion board thread view

I have a discussion board in SharePoint 2010 which is customized and showing in threaded view. I want to show the name of the person who has given reply to the posts in the progress status bar. ...
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Issue with page title after WF creates new item

I recently learned how to create a WF that automatically creates a Discussion item everytime an item in the "Issue Tracker List" is created. (see here). However, I ran into an small cosmetic issue ...
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I can't change the “Return Field As” in SPD for a “lookup” type column

I recently used this topic to help me create a WF that creates a new discussion item every time a new issue item is added to the issue tracker, however I ran into a small issue when changing the ...
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Discussion board: Notifications on top level

I can obviously set notifications ("Alert me") for a particular posting. However, if I want to get notified on any activity on the discussion board (e.g. new posts created) what would the recommend ...
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Error when setting notification in discussion board

Sharepoint 2013, I add a discussion board via insert Web Part (also tried as App Part). I want to set notification on a topic by clicking "Alert me". On the next screen I adjust the settings and hit ...
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Is there in sharepoint a Discussion board with State?

I am using SharePoint 2010, I have admin rights in the site of my team, but I am not the SharePoint Administrator. I need to have something similar to a Discussion board, where a person posts an ...
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How to edit the flat.aspx page include other discussion board column values?

Any ideas on how to modify the flat.aspx page used for the discussion board list in order to show other data from other columns? I have added a lookup column to the discussion board pointing to the ...
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Q: After adding a new item to a list, is there a way/workflow to automatically add new item to another list?

I am hoping someone could direct me to the right path on being able to do the following. I have an "issue tracker" list, and a "Team Discussion" list. When adding a new item to the "issue tracker, I ...
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Search results for discussion board show post, not entire thread

I'm searching a collection of discussion boards in SP2013. The results have URLs to .../site/Lists/Forums/DispForm.aspx?ID=X which shows the post, but this may be part of a thread rather than an ...
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Sharepoint Discussion board error

Posting to SharePoint discussion threads I get the following error Your message didn't go through - there was an error adding your post Happens on any SharePoint discussion forum we have that I ...
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CQWP and ViewFieldOverrides

I'm having trouble with ViewFieldOverrides in CQWP. I'm showing a CQWP that rolls up Discussion Items and the Site they belong to. I can get my needed properties using @LinkUrl and "URL" as the slot. ...
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Add reply to a discussion board topic using jsom

I am using discussion board as a comment board for my Assets library in SharePoint 2013 I am very well able to retrieve the topic and replies from the discussion board. What I want is to post a ...
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Customising Discussion Boards XSLT: Subject Line

I'm having a play around with customising some SharePoint 2010 discussion boards as per this MSDN thread and am having some trouble locating the code block that Emir mentions. <a ...
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answering a discussion just for one person

I'm looking a solution for SharePoint Foundation 2010 that allows an user answering a discussion just for one person. Because rigth now a discussion is received by everybody, and the answer as well. ...
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Permission to add replies but not to create new list items for discussion board

I have requirement in which a group is to be given a unique permission on discussion board where they can read and add replies but should not be able to add new list items(discussions). I tried ...
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Workflow for discussion board

i'm trying to create a workflow in SPD 2010 whereby if someone responds / replies to a discussion board, it sends an email to the original creator of that thread. i created a reusable workflow with ...
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SharePoint 2013 Discussion board Vs Community Site Vs Community portal

I want to build a Discussion board using SharePoint 2013, I did not work on discussion boards before, but after reading the web I found that there are three main approaches I can follow, either to ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Discussion Board OOB Webpart on a publishing page causes the Edit Page functionality not to work/function after publishing the page

Discussion Board OOB Webpart (xsltListViewWebpart) on a publishing page causes the Edit Page functionality not to work/function after publishing the page. Steps to reproduce: Create a Site ...
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Sharepoint 2010 discussion comments and replies

We are having the issue where in a discussion list, the replies or comments can be deleted or edited by any user, as any other user forum, it should be only by the user who cread the comment. How can ...
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SharePoint 2013 Discussions - Subscribing to Alerts on an Individual Post

Believe I may have stumbled across a SharePoint qwirk, where users are unable to subscribe to alerts from an individual post. To note subscribing to alerts at the list level is fine (i.e. all items ...
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Approach for Discussion Boards

Scenario: Organisation of around 400 people, spread across different teams, across different offices. Sharepoint 2010 in place and already setup with multiple sub-sites per team. Need to setup ...
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Unable to Customize SharePoint 2013 Discussion Board

We are trying to customize SharePoint 2013 Discussion Board app and are unable to modify existing Flat, Subject, and Threaded views or create new views. Following are the error messages we are ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - Contributers unable to add pictures/upload documents to discussion board posts

I've recently set up a SharePoint 2013 site internally as a small intranet for our staff. I've set up a discussion board and managed to assign permissions so that all users are contributors and my ...
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Contribute without delete permission level and Connect to Outlook

I know that I can create Contribute without delete permission level. Now suppose I create a discussion board and give users this permission level. When they connect this list to Outlook, they are ...
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How to programmatically access and manipulate Discussion item and replies?

How to access and manipulate Discussion item and replies? I have a discussion board that has a check box, based on the input I switch the permissions of that discussion post for a specific user (from ...