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

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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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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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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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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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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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Display discussion replies below discussion view page

Is it possible to display the discussion replies in the discussion view page? I mean when I display the discussion display form, I want to view all the discussion replies for that discussion.
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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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sharepoint discussion board show user photo

is there a way to display the user who has posted a new article on the discussion board app SharePoint 2013. Have tried adding in with CSS and I understand that once the post is clicked on the ...
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Incoming Email in SharePoint should have option of opening email from Outlook and reply

I am trying to set up incoming email for a SharePoint Discussion Board, i know for a fact that i can receive emails but is it possible to open the email via Outlook and then be able to reply and next ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Make “New Folder” command available missing in List settings

I got tasked to create folders in a discussion board list library in SharePoint 2013. I noticed that the option to make a new folder was grayed out, so I went to the list settings >> advanced settings ...
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Programmatically add XsltListViewWebPart to Community Homepage

As you may know, when you create a Community site, it automatically creates a discussion list which is added to /SitePages/Community Home.aspx which looks like so. I am trying to replace this with ...
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SP 2013 Discussion board list, how to set item limit?

Version 2013 I need to set item limit for a normal discussion list. The 'subject' view is not editable (grayed out) as well as the flat view. By going into the list settings and edit views from ...
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Get Members Group for discussion list

I am trying to develop custom alerts for a SharePoint Discussion List(in Community sub-site), I want to mail these alerts only to people in Members group of the Community (only those who have Joined ...
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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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How to hide "There are no

We are customizing a Community site. On each category page we have a Discussion List webpart in "Featured Discussions" view. It works great if the category has a featured discussion. But if it doesn't ...
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Is there a way to allow commenting on a document? [duplicate]

Is it possible to allow users to leave comments to a document that lives in Sharepoint? I've seen document ratings, but is there a way to allow comments?
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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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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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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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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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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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SPUtility.CreateNewDiscussionReply issue in multilingual site Discussion Board reply adding

I have a strange problem. I have multilinugual site. Both is having 2 visual web parts for custom developed discussion board. One is for english,one is for arabic. Only difference is UI. I have a ...
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ContentDB is not mount with new release showing old data in list and libraries

I normally do my local machine developments in to another server which is having same environment i have begin working locally by restoring the local .wsp solution backup and .bak site collection ...
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Discussion Board data missing in column

On a SharePoint 2013 intranet, I created a discussion with "Created By" being one of the column. The column is to show the Office, users are from. The office is displayed for some users while being ...
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Remove User Photo from Discussion Board

Is there a way to remove the user photos from a discussion board in SP2013? I would like to have the regular flat view but just without any user photos. My site is accessed from both internal AD ...
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Discussion Board - Link to 'featured'

Trying to create a 'News Layout' in sharepoint. What I need help with is useing a 'discussion board'. I wish to utilise the 'Featured' tab this will become my 'headlines section. The main feed will ...