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

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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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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 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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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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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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SSOM Embed Code when inserting list item

Clicking this button in the list's ribbon, I can properly embed HTML so SharePoint doesn't strip anything out. I have some HTML that I need to insert into a list item field via C# code. How do I ...
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Discussion Board Workflow for Replies

I have a Discussion Board on my SharePoint site that is used by the whole organization for weekly department updates. Usually what happens is: Department will post their weekly update as a new ...
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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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Discussion Board Popularity Bar

I created a new site in SharePoint Online and enabled the Community Features which created a default discussion board and created a new page called Community Home.aspx. This page has a webpart showing ...
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How to create/add discussion board to site using CSOM

Is it possible to add or create a discussion board for a site? Many of the resources I find describe how to add a post to an already existing discussion board, but no mention of how to create one. ...
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Discussion Board e-mail workflow issue in SharePoint 2010

I have a discussion board and a workflow that e-mails a hyperlink to an assignee to the discussion. This pops up in the window looking like a forum. Now, I want to add to the workflow to e-mail the ...
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Notifications on Discussion Forum

I am using SharePoint 2013 and the notifications for the discussion forum don't seem to be working properly. I do get notified if I reply to myself but not if someone else does! Is there not an ...
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How to do Group by in Discussion Board in SharePoint 2013?

Can any one please help on this, how to create a "group by" for discussion board in SharePoint 2013. In list setting,i clicked on the view in the group by i selected a column,but the output is ...
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Discussion Board : An error occurred while processing this request REST Services

I have created a list using Discussion Board template in SharePoint Server 2010 site. I am accessing the list using REST services as below. http://[servername]/_vti_bin/listdata.svc/TeamDiscussion ...
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Adding Discussion board replies using REST API

Can anybody please help me by providing some sample code for adding replies to Discussion lists using REST API? I already have a look on this post, but the answered guy has given the jsom solution. ...
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Issue with attachment in SharePoint 2013 Discussion Board

I am having an issue with attachment to a discussion in a discussion board. When I try to attach a file, the file appears in the rich text editor and when I hit backspace I am able to delete letter ...
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Emails in discussion formus

I have tried implementing conversations in discussion forums using mails. i have been following it from this link which is quite an good post to customize discussions to use mails for posts and ...
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Can't see 'Attachment' option to a discussion in Discussion Board in SP 2013

I can't find a option in the ribbon for attaching a document/file to a discussion post in SharePoint 2013, either while creating a new discussion or Editing an existing one. I know while we have ...
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Discussion replies via E-mail creates new thread

I have a Community site which contains a Discussion List, I have configured In-coming emails for this list and subscribed the alerts for the same list. When i send a email to the configured list email ...
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How may I add 'best reply' to Threaded view on Sharepoint 2013 Discussion Board?

I was wondering if it is possible to add a 'best reply' option to a Threaded view. Currently the threaded view I have for my discussion board does not have that option. This makes the 'Unanswered ...
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Share discussion post accross community sites

I am facing this requirement with the community sites that users from 2 different community sites want to access the post posted in one's community site. Let me simplify this, consider there is ...
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Assign Category to multiple already existing Discussions

I am dealing with Community Sites in SharePoint 2013. I have a Discussion Board with multiple discussions in it, all of them with a blank Category field associated. I've created a Category and I ...
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Discussion Board's Last Updated column not being updated

OOTB behaviour is whenever a reply is added to a thread, the Last Updated column gets updated. However, in one of our discussion boards, the Last Updated column does not get updated and stays on the ...
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Custom fields not appearing in disucssion when deployed using feature

I want to add additional fields to the Discussion list and I want to provision it through feature. To do so, I copied the Schema.xml file from SharePoint's Discussion List's Schema file from 15 hive. ...
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Discussion Boards - Reply to Reply

Suppose there is a discussion list with a discussion item. It has 2 replies. Reply A and Reply B. Reply A is a direct reply to discussion item but Reply B is a reply to Reply A. With items IDs being ...
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How to add a field to Discussion Board

I have got Discussion Board in Community Site. I want to add a field with image, or picture to the discussion list. How could I add a field to discussion list?
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Email alerts discussion board

Is there a way for the user when creating a new discussion to select colleagues that they wish to email alerting them that there is a new discussion that they might be interested in? Can this be ...
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Discussion Board Alert Me On Only New Items

We are on SP2013 and I only want an alert when a new discussion is added. I choose "New items are added" for the change type but I don't want to be alerted whenever others keep making replies to the ...
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Pruning posts in the community discussion list

I would like to make my discussion list (on the community site) automatically prune discussions (entire thread) that has not been modified in 3 days. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way ...
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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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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 ...