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Sticky Threads

Is there any way to make a "sticky" thread? Like an admin clicking on options and marking a thread as sticky. This would be very useful for my community server so I could post forum rules in a thread and just mark it as sticky so that it always stays at the top of the category when members click to view threads.

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    It is called Announcing a thread in Vanilla. You should see it on the new discussion page or in the options menu, assuming you have announcing permissions.

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    @gabessdsp To make a sticky thread, essentially what you need to do is "Announce" a post. In Version 2.0.18.8, when you create a new discussion, on the bottom are 2 checkboxes. Click the one that says "Announce" and that's how to make a sticky thread. It will now "stick" to the top

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    @hgtonight said:
    It is called Announcing a thread in Vanilla. You should see it on the new discussion page or in the options menu, assuming you have announcing permissions.
    @ilovetech said:
    gabessdsp To make a sticky thread, essentially what you need to do is "Announce" a post. In Version 2.0.18.8, when you create a new discussion, on the bottom are 2 checkboxes. Click the one that says "Announce" and that's how to make a sticky thread. It will now "stick" to the top

    Thanks guys I didn't know that, I thought the announce button would send an e-mail or something.

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    gharaldgharald
    edited February 2014

    Vanilla doesn't actually seem to have a "sticky" function, at least in the sense that I've used it in phpBB and bbPress.

    In my community, people are always asking to sticky posts for a specific category. For example, if you have a gaming community and you want to sticky an important Grand Theft Auto thread, , you might just want to sticky it in the Grand Theft Auto category, because it wouldn't make sense to sticky a GTA thread in the Bejeweled category, and you wouldn't want to Announce it because not everybody cares about GTA.

    This was apparently discussed a few years ago:
    http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/13283/can-you-sticky-a-thread-in-a-category
    http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/13118/categories-controller/p1

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    @gharald, announcements per category is in the beta version (currently 2.1b2).

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    hurrah!!!! Sorry, I need to get a better awareness of 2.1b2. Presumably I'd figure this all out if I go to github and download the development files.

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    @gharald I don't suggest you use 2.1b2 in a production environment, but I do suggest you test it out :D

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    @hgtonight said:
    gharald I don't suggest you use 2.1b2 in a production environment, but I do suggest you test it out :D

    Yes, as hgtonight said, don't use 2.1b2 in a production environment, but you should test it out. Also, if you mean going to GitHub and downloading 2.1b2, the latest beta at this time, it's pretty unnecessary. Vanilla hosts beta versions on the Core download page in the Addons database (vanillaforums.org/addon/vanilla-core) and choose the latest beta from the versions section. If you mean alpha, going to GitHub would be necessary.

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