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

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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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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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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 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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Is there in sharepoint a Discussion board with State?

I am using SharePoint 2010, I have admin rights in the site of my team, but I am not the SharePoint Administrator. I need to have something similar to a Discussion board, where a person posts an ...
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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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CSOM modify “new discussion” link when creating discussion board

I am creating a discussion board via CSOM and am wondering if there is a way to modify the "new discussion" text when creating the discussion board? Here is a snippet of how I am creating the list: ...
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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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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 highlight the reply if the poster belongs to a certain group. How do I achieve that? I tried modifying the Profile.xsl file that the list view ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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List Item to Discussion Board make title “ID_.000”

I have a workflow setup to create a Discussion Item on a Discussion Board when a new Item is made in another list. It works as expected, except that it sets the title of the discussion item to "ID_....
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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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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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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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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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Forms Based Authentication Discussion SharePoint 2013

I want a to have a discussion forum, with forms based authentication mode and a registration module. (it will be done in a webPart) This forum includes topics, questions, answers... I basically ...
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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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Restrict Replies in Discussion Board

Working on a small project. Task is to create a expert advice forum. Started using Discussion Board App for it. The main problem is, I want to restrict the users to make replies only upto 6. After ...
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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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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 do I customize the Subject View for my SharePoint Community?

TLDR: Is there a way to change the UI for the default Subject View for SharePoint discussion forums? I've gone into SharePoint designer and changed the ReadOnly attribute of the view to FALSE, but all ...
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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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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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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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Discussion Forums - View only own discussions, but view all replies?

Good day again. Earlier, I posted about creating a discussion board-based ticketing system on SharePoint Online 2013, where only the original poster (and certain assigned personnel) can view/reply to ...
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SharePoint discussion board item with specific rights and premessions

I have a blank site in SharePoint 2013 in which i activated CommunityFeature and i created a discussion board app which is displayed in a web part. Now, i want to be able to change the discussion ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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) { ...