From the "How to vs. Forum" discussion in Using Moodle:
Marc: "SO I guess I have to vote "Aye" for sticky topics..."
Don: My vote goes strongly for sticky topics as well. Sorry, Helen, I lost this thread when it was split. Five weeks later, I hope someone is still watching.
The sticky topic option would offer many advantages:
- preserve forums without pruning
- key points in the thread would be easily viewable at the top of the thread
- a moderator role could transform an ordinary thread into a sticky thread if it proves more valuable or popular.
- links to Moodle docs or other references could be added at any time to the master post at the top
Operation: I would make this semi-automatic for a moderator role.
1. Moderator highlights a section of text
2. Click a button to "transform to sticky topic"
3. The highlighted text is changed into a "sticky" post at the top of the thread. It remains there throughout the life of the topic.
4. The "sticky" post can be edited manually and linked to Moodle docs or other wikis, FAQs and references
5. The whole thread also becomes "sticky" in that it remains on the top of the forum list, even if there are no new posts.