RanzarthPhx
 member, 9 posts
Fri 9 Nov 2018
at 19:39
Making a Post that no one can reply to
How do I make a post others cannot reply to? Is it the Archive box?
bigbadron
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Fri 9 Nov 2018
at 19:57
Making a Post that no one can reply to
When you make the post, set the Group to "Public".
steelsmiter
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Fri 9 Nov 2018
at 20:08
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
You can also do "notice" when you're composing it.
RanzarthPhx
 member, 10 posts
Fri 9 Nov 2018
at 20:11
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
Thanks for the Input. I did notice and public to hopefully keep people from being able to reply to those threads I want to keep it to only me posting on.
steelsmiter
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Sat 10 Nov 2018
at 00:33
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
RanzarthPhx:
I did notice and public

Probably overkill. Another one is if you already made the thread, and it isn't closed, you can go back and edit (top right) it, clicking the "Closed" check box from there.
icosahedron152
 member, 917 posts
Sat 10 Nov 2018
at 03:11
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
You're over-thinking this guys. I think what is needed here is just the 'closed thread' option.

This creates a thread, containing as many (or as few) posts as you want, that everyone in the Group can read, but only you can add to. Is that what you wanted, RanzarthPhx?

It can also be used to close a long-running thread and force the players to start a new one.

A 'Notice' stickies the thread to the top of the list, and making it 'Public' does exactly what it says - anyone can read it, whether they're in the game, out of it, or even way out there on Google, entering a relevant search term.
RanzarthPhx
 member, 11 posts
Sat 10 Nov 2018
at 04:19
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
In reply to icosahedron152 (msg # 6):

Yes, that is what I'm looking for. A thread only I can continue to edit as needed. And no one else can reply too.
horus
 member, 598 posts
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Sat 10 Nov 2018
at 05:58
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
Yup.  A Notice can be posted to by others unless it's closed.  The system by default sets Notice threads as closed, but a GM can open them.

Publishing to Public is only possible for a GM according to the Help (yeah, I hadda check on it - memory is failing me...)

So... either closing a thread, or making it a Public thread would work well enough.  Notice threads should also work by default, but could be opened up and re-closed if a GM wished to open them for comment temporarily.

I have an intro thread in one of my discussion boards for folks to say, "Hi" and let us get to know them.  This thread is an open Notice to make it easier to find.
icosahedron152
 member, 918 posts
Sat 10 Nov 2018
at 08:10
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
Hmm, I've just reminded myself how this is done. I thought you could close a thread as you wrote it - in the same way that you can make it a Notice. In which case, it would need no explanation, but it doesn't work that way. So here's the explanation:

You have to create the thread normally, post your message to it, then go to Edit Thread at the top right of your screen, and tick the Close Thread box.

That means the thread will be open to posting for about 30 seconds. However, in the unlikely event that someone posts to it within that window of opportunity, you can always delete their post while you're in Edit Thread mode.

You can re-open and re-close the thread as often as you wish. The GM can post to it without opening it.

DO NOT HIT THE DELETE THREAD OPTION BY MISTAKE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'VE ALREADY OPENED THE WRONG THREAD BY MISTAKE. THIS WAY LIES MADNESS!!!

This message was last edited by the user at 08:15, Sat 10 Nov 2018.

Gaffer
 member, 1532 posts
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Sun 11 Nov 2018
at 12:54
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
To forestall the '30-second Window' you can create a new thread, post "xxx" in the initial text box and post it, Edit Thread to close it, and replace "xxx" with your actual text.
icosahedron152
 member, 919 posts
Sun 11 Nov 2018
at 13:32
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
Yep, that'll work, too... <quietly smacks self around side of head>.
horus
 member, 601 posts
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Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 17:54
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
Slightly off-topic, but is there a purpose to this 30-second window of which I am just now hearing, or is it just a quirk of some kind?
MalaeDezeld
 member, 93 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 18:26
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
That windows isn't a hard limit set by rpol. It is the time between the gm creating a new thread (not public, not notice) and then editing it to close it. My feeling is that it would be more like 5 seconds for most.

If that short windows of time is really too much, I would create a thread in a group no one has access to, then edit the thread to both close it and put it in the correct group.
horus
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Tue 13 Nov 2018
at 01:23
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
In reply to MalaeDezeld (msg # 13):

Yup.  Create, close, then edit as GM.  Since no one in real-time would really know of the topic's creation (unless it were pre-announced), it seems simple enough.
icosahedron152
 member, 921 posts
Tue 13 Nov 2018
at 06:01
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
MalaeDezeld:
[30 seconds] is the time between the gm creating a new thread (not public, not notice) and then editing it to close it. My feeling is that it would be more like 5 seconds for most.

Garn, these young whippersnappers with their fighter-pilot reflexes! Me, I like to take the time to make sure this here new-fangled technology don't do something I don't want it to, while I ain't watching. ;)
Skald
 moderator, 836 posts
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Tue 13 Nov 2018
at 13:49
Re: Making a Post that no one can reply to
If you're worried about anyone managing to post before you can edit the thread to close it, then create it as a Notice to take advantage of the auto-close feature, then edit the thread to remove the check on the Notice checkbox which will convert it back to a normal thread which is still closed.   :>