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Need to be able to hide posts within topic when it's hidden


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In IPS 4 when you hide a topic - all the posts within it are marked as hidden and you're no longer able to hide individual posts within the topic. This is a problem and different from the 3.X-series.

For example the situation might be that you know there's been a lot of new posts that all need to be reviewed due to numerous reports from the same topic, the temperature of the discussion is high and you know there will be posts on both sides of your community rules. You wish to hide the entire topic while you read through it all because it may contain so many unread replies you can't risk "harmful" content to be visible any longer while you go through it all. Or you may simply not have the time to go through it and need to quickly hide the entire topic before you get another moderator to look at it or do it later. The plan is to make the topic visible again at a later stage, after you've gone properly through the topic and hidden the posts you wish to hide.

Moderators are used to being able to do this from the 3.X-series. The only alternative solution for IPS 4 would be to move the topic to another forum that only moderators can read, while you sort it out. The problem with this approach is that moving topics between forums usually mess with unread markers and it's more of a tedious workaround than a proper solution. 

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Just now, Dll said:

Why not just move it to a part of the forum where only your moderators can access, do what needs to be done, then move it back?

I've already covered this, read my post.

18 minutes ago, TSP said:

The only alternative solution for IPS 4 would be to move the topic to another forum that only moderators can read, while you sort it out. The problem with this approach is that moving topics between forums usually mess with unread markers and it's more of a tedious workaround than a proper solution. 

Why make it harder than it needs to be? When you have 100+ different forums it isn't the most efficient task to go through the list to find the correct forum when you need to move it back either. 

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Actually this IS possible with the inline moderation (the tick box of each post, then hide).

However I just tested it and it got this error: Fatal error: Call to a member function author() on a non-object in public_html/system/Content/Item.php on line 1466

Even though I got that error it worked! Try it. :) 

Bug reported.

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