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Hi, I just posted for the first time. It was a question ("Displaying an image in a subpanel") that I put in the "Java in General (beginner)" category since I'm a Java beginner, but now I'm wondering if it would have been better in the intermediate category or even the Swing category. I know posting in multiple areas is discouraged, so how would I go about moving a question from one place to another? I know it's still early, but I may want to do this if possible in the future.

Thanks!
 
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

Only moderators can move posts (and will generally do so even without being alerted if they think that a particular post has a better chance of getting replies in a different forum). But if you take a moment to read through the lists of forums, you should get a feel of what might go where. Plus, the need to move posts should diminish over time as you get to know the various forums we have.

I have moved your post to the AWT/Swing forum.
 
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If, in the future, you find yourself wanting to move something after it's been posted, probably the best way to accompish that is to add a post to the original thread along the lines of "hey, now that I think of it, this topic probably should have been in forum X. Could a moderator please move it there?". Or something like that.
 
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O.K., thanks guys!

Although... I see the post in both places right now? And not a reply in either yet!
 
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A post is locked after it has been moved to another forum, hence doesn't accept replies. You should only check in the new location.
 
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Ah, I see now. I had missed the "This topic has been moved..." message in big font because I think my brain interpreted it as an ad banner and automatically ignored it!
 
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