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ID of the second topic
« on: January 17, 2019, 06:22:38 PM »
An alternative way to merge topics is to type the ID of the second topic in the box ID of destination topic and click the merge topics button.

Where in the world do I find this "ID of the second topic" at ?   

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Re: ID of the second topic
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 06:53:50 PM »
ID's of topics are part of their URL specifically: index.php?topic=[TOPIC_ID]

This topic's ID for example is 564559.
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Re: ID of the second topic
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 07:24:33 PM »
Perhaps you can help me or I would not be offended if someone chimed in with their wisdom

I want to take a message from one board (message 1) and merge it to a topic (message 2) on another board..... I have succeeded but it was merged to be the top message. I was hoping that it would follow the message.

I am getting:
Message 1
-Message 2

But I want
Message 2
-Message 1

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Re: ID of the second topic
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 07:37:46 PM »
you cannot do that as the messages are in date/time order. it is not a good idea to try to get that changed.

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Re: ID of the second topic
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 07:43:50 PM »
Actually, they're based on their IDs.

So if Message 1 has an ID lower than that of Message 2, then 1 will always appear first, even if you changed the date on 2 to be earlier than 1.

Though yeah, any attempt to change the order in the database is just asking for trouble.
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Re: ID of the second topic
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 08:07:11 PM »
Thanks everyone