Moving a reply to a new topic
I am trying to move a reply into a new topic. Ideally I would be able to move it to a different forum board altogether but for now I am just trying to move the reply out into a new thread.
When I hit move I get this error:
A variable mismatch has been detected.
I am using 2.6.1
I am trying the same thing and I cannot even see other topics in the drop down list.
Is that even possible?
I am trying in the front end and also in the backend, but cannot see a way to move a reply to a different topic when someone posts in the wrong place.
I’ve just been testing this on my sites and I can’t get it to fail. Are there any more details in the server error log, do you have any custom code or bbpress plugins installed?
Also does debugging show any additional info?
It is not a matter of failing, but the drop-down list of where a reply can be moved will only include the topics in the same forum, so …
– if someone replies to a thread by something that should be its own topic, I cannot see a way
– if someone starts a topic in the wrong forum, I cannot see a way to move it to a different forum
Do you go through that route or a different way?
If someone starts a thread you should be able to use Edit and then select the correct place. If it is a reply you should be able to select move to move it to another thread or alternatively move it so that it creates a new thread, you could then Edit this to move it to a completely different forum?
Thanks. But as I have specifically stated in my question I am looking for ability to move a reply out into a new topic. Not moving a new thread to a different forum. The current system does not allow for this.
Chuckie, I would also like to do that, and I have not found a way either.
so have you guys tried ‘split’ in the front end – this should let you split the reply to a new topic on the same forum. Once that is done you can move it to another forum on the backend
So on all replies I have options to edit, move, split, etc. Do you currently see these? What happens when you click move?
I see the option to split, yes. But once i click on Split, I have two options:
1- New topic in [existing forum] titled: This forces me to use the same forum. No way to change to a different one.
2- Use an existing topic in this forum: And it has the drop-down list of the topics in this same forum. Again, this won’t allow me to move that split into a different forum
Shouldn’t that all be done in the same place?
Even if I split a reply into a new topic in the active forum, on clicking to perform the action it fails and shows an error:
“A variable mismatch has been detected.”
In short – it doesn’t work anyway – even if I don’t want to split it to a different forum.
@ajtruckle – that looks site specific, or maybe even that topic.
@cassel – maybe ideally – but only so much you can expect for free! you can move it after splitting
@robin-w > that looks site specific, or maybe even that topic.
I have no idea why it would be site specific. But I take your word for it. The bottom line is I can’t split topics and I don’t know how to resolve that issue. I just assumed it was a 2.6 bug but you are indicating that it was be a website bug.
To resolve this by myself is beyond me. But it simply doesn’t work.
> maybe ideally – but only so much you can expect for free! you can move it after splitting
This is true. The thing is though that maybe a reply needs to be extracted into a topic of its own rather than the whole discussion split. But that is entirely another concept.
For me, I simply can’t split topics and don’t knwo what steps to take to attempt at resolving the error I raised (which is not linked to just that topic as I have tried several).
For all the replies could we able to get a notification if any user replies under any topic made?
@ajtruckle split works fine on my test sites for 2.5.x and 2.6.x, hence why I am suggesting site for database issue for your site.
I just googled ‘A variable mismatch has been detected’ (googling an error is always a good start)
and got this as a thread
which suggests might be worth you looking at php versions
All I get is this in a white page:
A variable mismatch has been detected.
In WordPress? Yes, my domain provider has previously given me guidance on that. I try that if it is what you mean?
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