Moved posts


macrumors G5
Original poster
Mar 21, 2011
Australia, Perth
Hi all.

When a post has been flagged as "Moved" wouldn't it be better, rather than keep it in the section UN-related, to actually move the post ?

aka.. I in-inadvertently posted in the Macbook Pro category, but the issue was in relation to OS X..

While the post is showing as "Moved", in actual fact it does not appear in OS X section... Thus, it would mean not people viewing OS X oriented posts would know unless they searched throughout the forum, yes ?


Staff member
May 3, 2009
There's a temporary pointer that remains in the original forum.

So if you went to click on the link it will bring you to the thread in the current sub forum.

Threads are moved when they are posted in the wrong forum. By leaving them in the incorrect you risk not getting any help. Additionally it will impact some members searching, that is if they search within the MacBook Pro forum for a certain issue but your thread is in the OSX forum, it will not come up.

To summarize, we try to keep things organized as best as we can. The benefits for the member is that they should get best help in the correct forum.

Does this help address your concerns?


Moderator emeritus
Sep 8, 2010
To add to maflynn's comments, when we move a thread to the correct forum, we usually set a redirect on it with a timer to expire after a certain amount of time. This allows the people who posted in it to at least find it in the old (incorrect) forum for a period of time until they learn where it's been moved to. That helps keep people from reposting the same thing again in the wrong forum which is a rules violation.