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

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Order Discussion Board by latest reply date else order by created date

I am trying to order a discussion list by the latest reply date, else if it doesn't have a reply order it by the thread created date. This is what I have: SPList discussionList = ...
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SharePoint discussions on community site - Error: Page not found

I have created a SharePoint subsite. This subsite is a community site where people can share ideas, post different questions, etc. All of a sudden this morning, when I click on the one of the ...
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Allow Posts and Discussions to use same Categories lookup field

I am creating a Community site and activating the BlogContent feature on that site. There are conflicting issues, because the Community Site and the BlogContent feature both create a Lookup List ...
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Disable/remove the “Best Reply” link inside my discussion board app

I have added a new Discussion Board APP inside my team site collection, but i do not want users to mark specific replies as "Best Reply".. so is this possible to remove or hide the "Best Reply" link ? ...
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Hyperlinks in email body of an email enabled discussion board does not work

We have an email enabled discussion board in SharePoint 2013. The hyperlinks in the body of an email don't work after received by discussion board. Any idea why this is happening?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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 ...