Discussion boards provide forums for site participants to discuss important and useful topics with each other.

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Discussion board post display

When someone posts a message in discussion board, his/her name appears on the left along with Photo, if available. Suppose the site owner/admin changes the post, then only the name of the person who ...
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Content Type issue with the Discussion Board in SharePoint 2010?

I have changed the default content type from 'Discussion' to 'Message' is on the Discussion Board on SharePoint 2010 and reverted to its normal (Now, Discussion is the default content type). Now, If ...
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Changing Discussion Folder Names in SharePoint 2010

Is there a way to change the name of a folder within the discussion area of SharePoint 2010? The folder by default is given the name of the discsussion name when it is created, however, if you then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Add 'Display Name' in discussion list

Is there any way I can use the 'Display name' or some other user profile property in the view of a discussion list?
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Edit “new discussion” text in discussions list

Hi in sharepoint 2013 community site home page you can see a webpart named "discussions list". In that webpart I wanted to edit "new discussion" text. Webpart properties also has no option to edit ...
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Custom Discussion Board Join User Profile Custom Properties Linked Datasource

I have been tasked with modifying the SharePoint 2010 default Discussion Board to include two additional custom fields that have been definied in the User Profile list. In an ideal world I would like ...
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Discussion Board reply subject for workflow

I'm creating a workflow for a discussion board, that will create a new item in an announcements list. The idea is to have announcements such as New Forum Post: 'This is a new post' was posted by ...
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SPListItem: get associated eml file

I have a discussion board set up with an email drop folder. Once an .eml file is copied into the drop folder, it would disappear and the new discussion/message would be added to my discussion board. ...
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Creating discussion-forum using code

I wrote a little utility, which let's me import discussions from a different forum into SharePoint 2010. So far so good. It passed the "works on my machine" test successfully. Unfortunate I cannot say ...
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Emails on discussion board via workflow

I have a discussion board with a person column called as "Reviewer" in a discussion board. I want to set-up sending emails on a discussion board when: A mail to reviewer when he/she is added to ...
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How should I go about modifying the Discussion Board?

So our client wants a Discussion Board, but wants to change the functionality and look 'n' feel significantly. We want to be able to deploy changes via a VS 2010 solution (farm) and a deployable wsp. ...
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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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How to add categories to sharepoint discussion boards using only OOB functionality

Is there any way to add categories/heirarchies to sharepoint discussion boards without using coding or modifying 14 hive?
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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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Discuss a Document

My users have requested the ability to start threaded conversations around documents in a document library. This can be achieved with a third party add-in, ...
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What do you use for your internal documentation?

I've been tasked with creating an internal documentation system that lives within SharePoint. I've considered a wiki for this however the Wiki Library on MOSS is limited to the point of being unusable ...
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Discussion groups

I want to create a discussion group in sharepoint 2010: Create a discussion and alternatively add users to the group. Only the group users can participate in discussion. How would I go about ...
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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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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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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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Custom Discussion Board Join User Profile Custom Properties

I have been tasked with modifying the SharePoint 2010 default Discussion Board to include two additional custom fields that have been definied in the User Profile list. In an ideal world I would like ...
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Document Discussion in SharePoint 2013

My users like to have threaded discussions about documents in a document library. For example, as a policy is developed. they have a forum based discussion - without the discussion happening in the ...
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Reply permissions for a Discussion Board in a Site with Read permissions

I currently have a site where all SharePoint groups have Read permissions. However, there is one special group called Discussion Participants that should be able to post and reply to one specific ...
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Create a folder structure in a discussion board

How can I create a folder structure in a discussion board? I have already tried this solution: 1) Create a new Site Content Type say called 'Thread Folder' based on the Folder Content Type with ...
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Discussion Board - add a column with an icon that when clicked opens up the Flat/Threaded View?

Title says it all. I'd like to add an icon to each list item row that when clicked, performs the same function as the "Title (linked to item with edit menu)" i.e. it opens up the Flat or Threaded ...
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Saved Web Part lists data but errors on link through

Im having a problem with a saved web part which lists recent discussion board posts from a different subsite within the same site collection. The web part shows all of the data correctly but when I ...
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How do I limit specific column options to moderators?

I added a column "sticky" to create sticky threads and posts (I followed this http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/36855/Sticky-posts-in-SharePoint-Discussion-boards guide) My questions is... how do I ...
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Can you see added fields in discussion boards after connecting to Outlook?

I have created a discussion board in my site and I have added extra fields of choice type and single line type in message content type so that i can add information to the fields in reply posts. When ...
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get discussion message url

I have an own UI for discussion messages. The issue is the Url of the actual SPListItem doesn't help: SPListItem message = //get message var url = message.Url; //returns "/Lists/forum/hello/2.000" ...
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SharePoint lists connected to Outlook lose fonts and bullets

I have connected my SharePoint discussion list to Outlook. The content of this list contains bullets and different fonts. When the discussion list is opened via Outlook the fonts are changed and the ...
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Merging two threads in a MOSS 2007 Discussion Board

I have an email-enabled discussion board on a MOSS site which is working fine except that sometimes people will be using obscure email clients that don't reply with all headers or otherwise operating ...
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Discussion board - add 'nickname' functionality (SharePoint 2010)

Currently we have a discussion board on a non-SharePoint site which allows users to use a nickname or their own name (just through a simple toggle) when posting a message. How can this functionality ...
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How can I get the discussions that a user has contributed to?

If a user has posted to various discussions across a SharePoint web application, how can I get the posts they have made in order to populate a web part (using C#)? Also is it possible to get topics ...
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Disscusion board list webpart

I have added a web part zone to my home page and a web part zone to it, but unfortunately when I want to modify its view; after my modifying when I search my home page it redirects to ...
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Exporting discussion board with all the replies

Is there any way to export a discussion board to Excel with all the replies? I've tried clicking on Export to Excel from the ribbon, but what I get isn't what I want as this does not give me the ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Discussion Board Body Text Not getting Saved

I have a discussion board with body - Enhanced Rich text. If I am trying to Save anything It is not getting saved. It shows (no text) in the body part. To cross check I made the field required and I ...
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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?