If this topic has been moved (deleted) from another web, here is the pertinent information and link to move it back:

Topic Moved Message Too Visible

Following up recent round of discussions in TWiki:Codev.TopicMovedMessageTooVisible, I'm moving towards implementing this small change. I'll leave my specs here for a few days before implementing for further comments.

The specific change I'm proposing is to remove the following text from line 84 of view.pattern.tmpl which is part of topicinfo template definition:

<div class="patternMoved">%META{"moved"}%</div>

I will also add the following "banner" definition for the Trash web that displays the "moved" meta info to facilitate moving a topic back out of Trash:

   * Broadcast message: _This broadcast message is specifically designed for the Trash web to make it easy to un-delete topics._
      * Set BROADCASTMESSAGE = <div class="twikiBroadcastMessage">If this topic has been moved (deleted) from another web, here is the pertinent information and link to move it back: %BR% %META{"moved"}%</div>

Peter also wanted to add a message to the "More topic actions" screen. I'll let him add some specs here for that if desired and I carry it through.


There is agreement that the "topic moved" is removed from the view template.

But not that we now only have it as a banner in the trash web. If someone moves a topic from WEBA to WEBB we still need to be able to move it back. Peter suggested the feature moved to the "More topic actions" page. I have proposed having the link in the history. Both methods will allow moving the a topic back no matter where a vandal has moved it to. I have a number of times had to move a topic back that some punk has moved just for the fun of it and I know Peter does it often on twiki.org so it is a function we do not want to loose. But we still agree that the "moved" message is too visible in the topic itself.


This is not a bug, it's an enhancement. Further, it's specific to skins.


The proposal in TWiki:Codev/TopicMovedMessageTooVisible is to put the "moved" messages + "put it back" links into the revision history. I have updated the entry title to reflect this.

Also this is not purely about skins.

Main problem is how to store the "moved" action to make it show up in the history. Knowing that there may be multiple renames for one topic.


The "moved" message is now removed from the normal topic view. The history already shows the moved message as part of diff of meta data, so there is no need to add the "moved" message to the history. To easily restore deleted topics, I added the moved message to the BROADCASTMESSAGE in the Trash web.

PTh - 03 May 2009

Summary Topic moved message too visible
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.LynnwoodBrown
Codebase 4.0.4, 4.3.1, ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1, Sat, 23 Sep 2006, build 11571
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:18064 TWikirev:18065 TWikirev:18069
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 4.3.2
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Topic revision: r14 - 2010-05-31 - PeterThoeny
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