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#1 Skipper111

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 06:39 PM

Hello,

What does the term "Pinned" mean? I've seen the term used on different posts.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 06:42 PM

Means that post always stays on the top of the page.
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 06:46 PM

Some boards use the word sticky for the same feature.

ETA: Only mods and admins can do this, BTW.

Edited by Dialer, 16 January 2008 - 06:48 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2008 - 06:56 PM

I can answer the question as to how we apply the use of 'pinned' topics or posts on this specific forum.
Pinned topics are usually posts which have a recurring relevance or are informational or instructional in nature. Often 'pinned' posts do not need a reply. The moderation action of 'pinning' the post takes it out of the chronological listing queue. Therefore as has been mentioned, the 'pinned' post will never be buried in the forum by 'newer' by date and time posts, and is easily found and referred to.

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