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    • Type: Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Component/s: moodle.org
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      Description

      Following on from MDLSITE-1888

      1. Post in no longer needed forum and moodle.org design forum to inform everyone
      2. Prefix discussion titles with name of forum then move all threads into an appropriate forum
      3. Delete the forum

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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

            No longer needed forum 1. eMail plugin https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7223 (forum hidden, as the plugin is no longer maintained and is not in the plugins directory)

            Please could all discussion titles be prefixed

            eMail block add-on:

            then moved to the contributed plugins forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=44

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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment - No longer needed forum 1. eMail plugin https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7223 (forum hidden, as the plugin is no longer maintained and is not in the plugins directory) Please could all discussion titles be prefixed eMail block add-on: then moved to the contributed plugins forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=44
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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

            No longer needed forum 2: RSS feeds https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7170

            Please could all discussion titles be prefixed

            RSS feeds:

            then threads moved to the general problems forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=50

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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment - No longer needed forum 2: RSS feeds https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7170 Please could all discussion titles be prefixed RSS feeds: then threads moved to the general problems forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=50
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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

            No longer needed forum 3: Student projects https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7105 (forum hidden for ages)

            Please could all threads be moved to the general dev forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=55 (no need to prefix discussion titles)

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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment - No longer needed forum 3: Student projects https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7105 (forum hidden for ages) Please could all threads be moved to the general dev forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=55 (no need to prefix discussion titles)
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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment -

            Helen, i've done these moves on the clone.

            I've written a script to do the moves (code in this gist: https://gist.github.com/4230485 until I can find a better home).

            php moveallforumposts.php --sourceid=1024 --destinationid=27 --titleprefix='eMail block add-on'
            php moveallforumposts.php --sourceid=1010 --destinationid=32 --titleprefix='RSS feeds'
            php moveallforumposts.php --sourceid=994 --destinationid=33 --titleprefix=''

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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment - Helen, i've done these moves on the clone. I've written a script to do the moves (code in this gist: https://gist.github.com/4230485 until I can find a better home). php moveallforumposts.php --sourceid=1024 --destinationid=27 --titleprefix='eMail block add-on' php moveallforumposts.php --sourceid=1010 --destinationid=32 --titleprefix='RSS feeds' php moveallforumposts.php --sourceid=994 --destinationid=33 --titleprefix=''
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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment -

            Here is an example moved post:
            http://clone.moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=211593

            I've just noticed that the ratings are not moved with the posts.. which looks like its also true of the 'move discussion' feature already!

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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment - Here is an example moved post: http://clone.moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=211593 I've just noticed that the ratings are not moved with the posts.. which looks like its also true of the 'move discussion' feature already!
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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

            Just noting from a chat with Dan that we decided to prefix the title of all reply posts and not just the first post in a discussion thread, unless for some reason the title was changed, to make it as easy as possible to find posts by searching.

            After testing it on the clone site, posts in no longer needed forums 1-3 were moved.

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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment - Just noting from a chat with Dan that we decided to prefix the title of all reply posts and not just the first post in a discussion thread, unless for some reason the title was changed, to make it as easy as possible to find posts by searching. After testing it on the clone site, posts in no longer needed forums 1-3 were moved.
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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

            No longer needed forum 4: Exercise module forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=853

            Please could all discussion titles be prefixed

            Exercise module add-on:

            then threads moved to the contributed plugins forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=44

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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment - No longer needed forum 4: Exercise module forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=853 Please could all discussion titles be prefixed Exercise module add-on: then threads moved to the contributed plugins forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=44
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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

            No longer needed forum 5: Map module forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7217

            Please could all discussion titles be prefixed

            Map module add-on:

            then threads moved to the contributed plugins forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=44

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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment - No longer needed forum 5: Map module forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7217 Please could all discussion titles be prefixed Map module add-on: then threads moved to the contributed plugins forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=44
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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

            Dan, as quite a number of forums need to be closed, rather than me adding lots of comments to this issue, is it better if we track the situation in a google spreadsheet?

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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment - Dan, as quite a number of forums need to be closed, rather than me adding lots of comments to this issue, is it better if we track the situation in a google spreadsheet?
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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment -

            Makes sense, helen.

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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment - Makes sense, helen.
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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment -

            I've made the script handle ratings now, and restored the ratings on the moved threads, examples:
            https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=211593
            https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=196646
            https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=99305

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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment - I've made the script handle ratings now, and restored the ratings on the moved threads, examples: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=211593 https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=196646 https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=99305
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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment -

            Helen, i've transfered and hidden the exercise and maps forums now so we have clean slate to start with the google doc.

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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment - Helen, i've transfered and hidden the exercise and maps forums now so we have clean slate to start with the google doc.
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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

            Hi Dan,

            Well done with keeping ratings and thanks for moving the exercise and maps threads.

            I've started highlighting forums needing closing in https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmamVlPpCnn4dGtUY0ZTTkRYb2QxSS1EMnJPY3ZqbWc&pli=1#gid=1 for whenever you have time.

            Yellow = needs closing
            Purple = has been closed

            Feel free to change colours of cells or leave it to me, as you wish.

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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment - Hi Dan, Well done with keeping ratings and thanks for moving the exercise and maps threads. I've started highlighting forums needing closing in https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmamVlPpCnn4dGtUY0ZTTkRYb2QxSS1EMnJPY3ZqbWc&pli=1#gid=1 for whenever you have time. Yellow = needs closing Purple = has been closed Feel free to change colours of cells or leave it to me, as you wish.
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            ratna Visvanath Ratnaweera added a comment -

            Hi Dan,

            Many thanks for recovering the ratings of posts which have been moved!

            Please keep an eye on the forums list in the advanced search: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/search.php?id=5.

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            ratna Visvanath Ratnaweera added a comment - Hi Dan, Many thanks for recovering the ratings of posts which have been moved! Please keep an eye on the forums list in the advanced search: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/search.php?id=5 .
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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment -

            What am I looking for in this list?

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            poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment - What am I looking for in this list?
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            ratna Visvanath Ratnaweera added a comment -

            Dan,

            Sorry for being too curt. Here is a longer version:

            There were many comments about the length and logic behind the list of forums in the 'advanced search'. See the sub-thread starting from https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=196302#p856755.

            a) The number of forums going down and there names changing, that list has to keep track (perhaps already automated).

            b) With the smaller number, you people may be able to introduce a logic to the order so that visitors can easily find the forum where they want to search. I had no problem since I've noticed that the order is the same as on "Using Moodle". But now that order and names gradually changing I need to reorder my mental list continuously. If there is some other logic than a "by heart" list, that'll be nicer.

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            ratna Visvanath Ratnaweera added a comment - Dan, Sorry for being too curt. Here is a longer version: There were many comments about the length and logic behind the list of forums in the 'advanced search'. See the sub-thread starting from https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=196302#p856755 . a) The number of forums going down and there names changing, that list has to keep track (perhaps already automated). b) With the smaller number, you people may be able to introduce a logic to the order so that visitors can easily find the forum where they want to search. I had no problem since I've noticed that the order is the same as on "Using Moodle". But now that order and names gradually changing I need to reorder my mental list continuously. If there is some other logic than a "by heart" list, that'll be nicer.
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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

            Dan, thanks for your help in moving forum threads and deleting forums. We are now down to 60 forums in Using Moodle, which still seems a lot, even though we've reduced the number by more than a third.

            I'm marking this issue as resolved, though if anyone has any suggestions for further forums which are no longer needed, please add a comment.

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            tsala Helen Foster added a comment - Dan, thanks for your help in moving forum threads and deleting forums. We are now down to 60 forums in Using Moodle, which still seems a lot, even though we've reduced the number by more than a third. I'm marking this issue as resolved, though if anyone has any suggestions for further forums which are no longer needed, please add a comment.

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