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

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SharePoint 2013 Discussion board Vs Community Site Vs Community portal

I want to build a Discussion board using SharePoint 2013, I did not work on discussion boards before, but after reading the web I found that there are three main approaches I can follow, either to ...
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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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Add reply to a discussion board topic using jsom

I am using discussion board as a comment board for my Assets library in SharePoint 2013 I am very well able to retrieve the topic and replies from the discussion board. What I want is to post a ...
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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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Community Site Discussion Class Default Icons

I've been fighting to find a solution to this but haven't found anything so I decided to ask about it in here. We are using O365/Sharepoint Online 2013 and we have a community site up and running. We ...
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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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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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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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Error when setting notification in discussion board

Sharepoint 2013, I add a discussion board via insert Web Part (also tried as App Part). I want to set notification on a topic by clicking "Alert me". On the next screen I adjust the settings and hit ...
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How to display the Replied user name in Discussion board thread view

I have a discussion board in SharePoint 2010 which is customized and showing in threaded view. I want to show the name of the person who has given reply to the posts in the progress status bar. ...
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Problem in Outlook and SharePoint list integration

I have integrated Outlook with the sharepoint Team Discussion list. It creates a folder inside the Outlook and if I manually drag and drop mail to the folder it works. But when I set rules to move ...
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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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How to programmatically access and manipulate Discussion item and replies?

How to access and manipulate Discussion item and replies? I have a discussion board that has a check box, based on the input I switch the permissions of that discussion post for a specific user (from ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to highlight a reply in a discussion forum based on a condition in Flat.aspx

In the Flat.aspx page of a discussion forum, i have to higlight the reply if the poster belongs to a certain group. How do I achieve that? I tried modifying the Profile.xsl file that the listview ...
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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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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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How to use Javascript to update a Discussion Board reply?

I have a Discussion Board with a series of replies. Each 'Message' (Reply) Content Type has an 'Answer' dropdown with the values 'YES/NO' (NO being default) I have created a hyperlink on the property ...
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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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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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Display more fields in Discussion Board SP 2013

Can anyone tell me which function or part of the code I have to override from SP.UI.discussion.js to display extra fields in subject view of discussion board? Other than the fields it has OOTB.
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Updating list items by JSOM

I am currently trying to migrate a list from one sharepoint to another. I did this a few months ago allready and there it worked not bad. But now I run into problems. The list is a discussion list. I ...
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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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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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Permission to add replies but not to create new list items for discussion board

I have requirement in which a group is to be given a unique permission on discussion board where they can read and add replies but should not be able to add new list items(discussions). I tried ...
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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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Q: After adding a new item to a list, is there a way/workflow to automatically add new item to another list?

I am hoping someone could direct me to the right path on being able to do the following. I have an "issue tracker" list, and a "Team Discussion" list. When adding a new item to the "issue tracker, I ...
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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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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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Garbled display of discussion list with raw HTML codes

We have a SharePoint 2010 site that was migrated to SharePoint 2013. When I go to view a discussion page, each entry in the discussion is displayed as raw text with HTML codes displayed (making it ...
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Enhanced SharePoint discussion forum/Q&A

A client is considering SharePoint 2010 as an information platform on their local intranet (not connected to the internet). One of the main focus points is an advanced discussion forum, including a ...
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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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Moving a Discussion from a Discussion Board to another?

I have a SharePoint 2010 Discussion Board and it has many Discussions. Would like to move a discussion from the discussion board to another in the same location (under same site collection). I ...
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QueryString parameter to close modal dialog for Discussion Item

I'm using Modal Dialog to show a Discussion Thread from a Discussion List, There is an option to delete the Discussion in OOTB Thread View,The dialog has to be closed when the user deletes the ...
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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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Page with discussion board does not refresh after creating a new discussion within a modal dialog

I'm using the following code to allow users to create a new discussion topic in a modal dialog, rather than on a new page: // When called, this function opens the dialog. function openDialog(pUrl) { ...
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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 ...