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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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Reassociating AllItems.aspx with default discussion board views (Subject, Flat, etc)?

While attempting to modify the default Subject view to add a custom column I used SP Designer 2013 to copy AllItems.aspx code (cut/paste) into a custom view (Subject1.aspx). When I saved ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Discussion board - Tree design

I try to create discussion board (forum ) for the site users . I want the forum will be design as tree. Is it possible to create? Thanks!
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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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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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workflow to copy content from discussion board to webpage

I need a workflow to move content in discussion board to a webpage. The workflow must be able to copy title and body from discussion board and post it onto a existing webpage or must be able to create ...
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Prevent discussion drag and drop from Outlook

Is there a way to prevent the functionality of being able to connect a discussion with Outlook and being able to move those discussions? There was a scenario where a user moved the discussion from ...
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Options for message boards/crowdsourcing.

What options are there for creating a (for lack of better comparisons) Reddit-style, anonymous messageboard? I'm trying to crowdsource feedback and suggestions, but would like it to be anonymous and ...
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How do I import or convert a discussion app list into a community discussion?

I created a discussion forum on my site with the Discussion webpart. Then I turned on the community features for my site and a new (better) discussion forum appeared. I like the community dicussion ...
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Updating metadata for Discussions and Replies in Community site in SP 2013

I have successfully created discussions and replies using code in my Community site on SP 2013 server. Actually i received XML files containing the Discussions and Replies along with the corresponding ...
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SPO 2013 - Community Site category tiles showing incorrect amount of topics/replies

We are using O365/Sharepoint Online 2013. We have a community site in our intranet and we have added 9 categories there. The topic and reply counts that are showing in the "What's Happening" -web ...
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SharePoint discussion post item level permission

In one of our implementations we are using the discussion board functionality as Comments to blog articles.Whenever a blog article is created, a discussion post is created. There is a requirement ...
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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Broken link when adding discussion board to page through listviewwebpart

Background: I have a discussion board in SharePoint where users will dump emails through an Outlook connection. Then they will associate the discussion board post with a particular contact. When ...
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Reflecting column updates in a discussion board

Consider a discussion board created from scratch in MOSS07 with the following additional column: Issue Status In the process of use: A user posts a discussion with a default status of Active ...
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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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Text Formatting discussion board when Ribbon is hidden

I'm working on a new area of my public facing SharePoint 2010 site (i.e. using Publishing templates), that will include an ootb Discussion Board. The site is for our customers, who all have read ...
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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.