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Author bug

Alex
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Author bug

One thing I have just noticed with Lithium is when a mod or superuser does something to a post. On the unread topic list it will list them as the author?
Maybe I am missing something, but that should stay with the OP?
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Townman
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Re: Author bug

Are you looking at unread topics or unread posts?

Superusers are not staff, but they do have a direct line of communication into the business in order to raise issues, concerns and feedback from the community.

Mav
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Re: Author bug

@Alex

Remember that only mods can do anything to a post.

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Alex
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Re: Author bug

Yes @Mav

I do know that Smiley
I was a mod and admin of my own forum a few years back.

Maybe it's just the design of the forums, if so that's the way it is I guess. Not a big issue at the end of the day.

I just think the author should be the OP, not a mod if the mod has edited it.

That's all really.

jelv
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Re: Author bug

I've just looked through all the pages of the unread topics and the only ones with moderator names are the new topics created by the moderators when a topic is moved. The original topic retains the OPs name.

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Alex
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Re: Author bug

Fair enough @jelv that explains it.

Mods become authors when a topic is moved.

JayG
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Re: Author bug

SMF forum software works the same - the mod who moves a topic is shown as the author of the 'redirection topic' but the OP remains the author of the moved topic.