Well I could even live with that, I could delete the replies from the topic if I had to, in order to prevent duplicate content issues with Google. What do I have to do to get the topic replies to be entered as comments to the promoted article? I just promoted an article and that didn't happen.
I'm not sure I understand. I don't see an option to promote topics and have the topic replies come over to the new article as comments.
What I'm looking for is this:
- ABC topic has 3 replies to it,
- I promote it to ABC article in IP.Content, choosing to have all future comments posted to the new IPC article and to remove all content from the forum topic, leaving just a link in the original forum topic to the new IPC article,
- Those 3 original replies become comments attached to the IPC article and are no longer shown in the original forum topic.
So basically, the original ABC topic that previously contained an initial topic post + 3 topic replies becomes simply a link to the new article - it now contains no original topic content, no replies, nothing, just a link.
I have a lot of older topics that I'm about to promote to articles now that we're using IP.C, but I was disappointed to realize that when I promoted/moved a topic with replies in it, the replies were left behind. I could understand that if I had chosen the option to have comments in the topic, but I chose not to do that and instead have comments posted to the article itself.
It would be great to have an option to move the topic replies to the new article as comments.