Can I convert private question to public?

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    NRCsupport
    Asked on March 21, 2016 at 08:07 AM

    A question I entered a few minutes ago seems to be treated as "private". I did not intend it to be private. Can I convert it to public?

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    Jan
    Answered on March 21, 2016 at 09:48 AM

    We can make a thread private or public by editing it. Let us know the thread URL or the title and we'll make the thread public. Thank you.

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    NRCsupport
    Answered on March 21, 2016 at 05:10 PM

    The URL is https://www.jotform.com/answers/798953-Problem-with-Contains-in-Show-Hide-a-Field-Condtion#2

     

    I did not intend to make it private, but I've not been ableto find ir in the public part.

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    Huberson
    Answered on March 21, 2016 at 05:35 PM

    The thread you are referring to is not private actually. What do you mean please by 'I've not been ableto find ir in the public part' ?

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    Kevin_G
    Answered on March 21, 2016 at 08:31 PM

    Yes, seems like the thread is not private now, so you should able to view all the replies there.

    Do let us know if you are still unable to see the replies.

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    NRCsupport
    Answered on March 22, 2016 at 04:34 AM

    Thanks, that explains the situation. I think it is unfortunate, since JotForm have stated elsewhere that the advantage of a thread being public is that other users might reply before the message is seen by JotForm staff. Also, if a reply from the originor another member hides the thread again it could be very annoying.

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    Charlie
    Answered on March 22, 2016 at 05:01 AM

    @NRCsupport

    This was implemented to make sure that our users won't be bothered by spammers. We are actually getting a lot of spams, our developers are doing their best to improve our security, however, some or other spam messages are done manually. Spammers register an account to us then flood the forum with a lot of spam posts. They also reply to other users using spam messages. These spammers are quite persistent so our management have come to a solution to only show the thread post once a support staff have handled it, not necessarily the support staff needs to post a reply, he/she just needs to view the latest reply, if it is clean then the thread post will be publicly viewed. Also, even though they are not shown in the forum, you can still access the direct link and view your questions. Rest assure that your questions will not be ignored and we make sure that you will get the response needed, not a spam :)

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    Charlie
    Answered on March 22, 2016 at 05:09 AM

    @Randy

    I opened a separate thread for the glitch/bug you found. We can discuss it on this thread: https://www.jotform.com/answers/799842. Thank you :)

     

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    BJoanna
    Answered on March 22, 2016 at 02:25 PM

    On behalf of my colleague, you are welcome.

    I saw that Charlie opened separate thread and this issue is reported to our developers. 

    Also our developers have fixed issue with "My Questions" list and you should be able to see your threads in "My Questions" list. 

    Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.