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Travel Forums System Talk Would this be possible?

1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

If a thread is posted in the wrong forum, maybe it would be good, if the SPAM report thing has an option to report that the thread is posted in the wrong forum.

Mel

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

I'm sure the moderator for the forum would come across it at some point. I think the purpose of the spam button is really so that the thread is hidden straight away; a thread in the wrong forum surely can wait.

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Unless the content is against forum rules, posting in the wrong forum is definitely not a spam and should not be treated like one. You may contact the moderator of the forum if you see a thread posted in the wrong forum.

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks guys.;)

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Unless the content is against forum rules, posting in the wrong forum is definitely not a spam and should not be treated like one. You may contact the moderator of the forum if you see a thread posted in the wrong forum.

I agree with both Mikey and Hien. Though not necessarily immediately, a Moderator will usually find and move a thread that's been misplaced.

Personally, I prefer that members who see a misplaced thread not post a comment stating it's in the wrong forum. I have found that such comments cause the originator to come back and post an identical thread in the correct forum. It tends to cause duplicate postings. I know this has happened quite a few times in General Talk. I move the thread to (let's say Asia) only to find out later the originator had posted identically in Asia too - prompted by their comment in the General Talk thread. A Moderator may not always check the correct forum to look for a duplicate before moving the original and now another Moderator has to do a deletion. Hope that makes sense...

Mel, your comment in a misplaced thread did not cause that problem because you commented to the poster that they should contact me to have their thread moved. I'd rather see that type of response than one that says "this should be posted in Asia or wherever", which is what most members tend to write. Once I moved the thread I also removed your comment as the thread was no longer in the incorrect forum. (Just in case you looked and wondered why your post was gone.)

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks for the info. ;)