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

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Threaded view on discussion board: is it possible to sort by reverse chronological order

I've tried to figure out how to configure the threaded view of a discussion board (Sharepoint 2010) to sort the thread by reverse chronological order (most recent post first). No success so far. ...
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Discussion Board close thread

How do I take a duscussion board and make it read only for the case of it being closed so that no one can post any more? Is there a way that a button to close the thread can be created to make it easy ...
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SP Alert email cuts off Excel table in Office 2010 but not Office 2003

I have an alert set up for a discussion board. We have been using Office 03 just fine, email comes in, the body is shown fully, everything is great. However, when we use Office 2010, not sure if its ...
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Discussion Board. A view with the “more” button functionality

Is there a way to create a view in SharePoint for a Discussion Board that shows only a part of the body content and a link at the end that says "more". Then, when the user clicks on this link the ...
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Get discussion web part to display posts

I'm using a default SharePoint 2010 discussions web part in my site. By default it displays the top level posts that have been made to the discussion. When I click on a discussion it takes me away ...
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Discussion board is linking to list rather than thread

In my sharepoint discussion board app, if I create a thread and click on it like so: It takes me to a list view for the question which looks like this: But that's not very helpful. I want it to ...
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How can I see the fields available for retrieval via get_item()?

I'm using Javascript CSOM to try and integrate a Discussion list into a site I'm working on. However, I can't figure out what Discussion item fields are available for me to access via get_item(). I ...
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SharePoint discussion board item with specific rights and premessions

I have a blank site in SharePoint 2013 in which i activated CommunityFeature and i created a discussion board app which is displayed in a web part. Now, i want to be able to change the discussion ...
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Sharepoint Online - Followed Site activity in Newsfeed

We are using O365/Sharepoint Online 2013 Plan 1. I've been trying to search the internet for information about the issue but cannot find anything recent. So my problem/question is that why there are ...
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Building a ticketing system in Sharepoint Online - which method is better?

Good day, everyone. We are planning to implement a discussion-board based ticketing system on SharePoint Online 2013. One of the important functional requirements would be restricting access to ...
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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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Force all users to recieve emails to discussion board posts and reply

I want to be able to force users to receive emails from discussion board, whenever a new discussion is added, and the ability to un follow a specific discussion. I don't want users to subscribe to ...
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Users with “Contribute” access cannot edit document attached to a SharePoint 2010 Discussion Board post

Users on my 2010 site can't edit a document attached to a discussion board post even though they have "Contribute" access. Users with "Full Control" can, of course, but users with Contribute cannot. ...
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Discussion Board: allow anonymous users to view post content, not just post list

I'm working on an area of my SP 2010 Server site (based on publishing template) that is open to anonymous users and includes a discussion board. I have a page that includes a web part to show the ...
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Mandatory fields in discussion board comments

The whole idea behind a discussion board is that it should work as a forum I suppose. Lets say that I created a new column in the discussionbard called category and that its mandatory. Then when ...
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Customize discussion board xslt

I wanted to modify the xslt file that displays discussion board threads. I tried to find the xslt in "Style Library" -> "XSL Style Sheets" but could not find the stylesheet there. Where can I find the ...
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How do I set up a sharepoint discussion board so the new discussions must be approved before they are public?

I need to set up a discussion board for product tech info. The discussion must be reviewed by a product specialist before it can be made public to sales staff for replies.
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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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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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Reply (to whom) to reply in Discussion Board

I need to clone a whole available discussion board (DB) to another DB, and managed to copy the topics with their replies inside successfully. However, the replies do not show the "In response to sb's ...
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CSOM modify “new discussion” link when creating discussion board

I am creating a discussion board via CSOM and am wondering if there is a way to modify the "new discussion" text when creating the discussion board? Here is a snippet of how I am creating the list: ...
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List Item to Discussion Board make title “ID_.000”

I have a workflow setup to create a Discussion Item on a Discussion Board when a new Item is made in another list. It works as expected, except that it sets the title of the discussion item to ...
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Increasing the item limit for discussions web part on Community home page

How can you increase the number of discussions displayed on a Community Homepage in the Discussions List web part? If I edit the page and select the web part, the List Tab is displayed in the ribbon, ...
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JavaScript error with paging in community discussion SP 2013

I have a community site with many discusssions. One of them is a discussion divided into 3 pages (each answer has text and animated gif). When I try to go to page 2, in default (Flat) view mode, I ...
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How can I add and read replies of a discussion thread using REST API

How can I reply to a discussion. This is my add discussion code but not for reply. $("#submitReply").click(function (){ var newElement = new Object(); newElement.Body = ...
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Forms Based Authentication Discussion SharePoint 2013

I want a to have a discussion forum, with forms based authentication mode and a registration module. (it will be done in a webPart) This forum includes topics, questions, answers... I basically ...
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Restrict Replies in Discussion Board

Working on a small project. Task is to create a expert advice forum. Started using Discussion Board App for it. The main problem is, I want to restrict the users to make replies only upto 6. After ...
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SharePoint 2013 Modify discussion Board View layout style

I have been searching for a while now on how can i modify the Discussion board look'n feel. My client wants to have the discussion functionnality on his site, but he wants to change significantly ...
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Discussion Forums - View only own discussions, but view all replies?

Good day again. Earlier, I posted about creating a discussion board-based ticketing system on SharePoint Online 2013, where only the original poster (and certain assigned personnel) can view/reply to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Sharepoint 2013: Get url of discussions in Discussions List

Im working on Sharepoint 2013 Community site, Im developing a custom webpart where I filter the discussions and displaying the title of the discussions as a Hyperlink. How can I find the url of the ...
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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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Remove “+ New Discussion” From Discussion Board

I've developed a sharepoint community site which is allowing some external users. I need these users to be able to read, comment, reply, to discussions, but not have ability to add new discussions. ...
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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 ...