Ability to convert message to topic?


(Tobias Eigen) #1

Not sure if this has come up before but no combination of search terms pulled it up.

It would be helpful if admins and moderators had access to an admin function to convert a private message between a few people or within a group into a full blown topic in a category. This can be very useful on our site where many great conversations start in private.


Can't "move to new topic" from PM
(Jeff Atwood) #2

I believe the opposite request has been made a fair bit, to convert a public message to a private one.


(Tobias Eigen) #3

I think this has actually been done now - it’s possible to move a whole (private) message thread into a (public/community) topic.


(Jeff Atwood) #4

Not that I’m aware of. This isn’t “move” it is “convert”.


(Tobias Eigen) #5

What’s the difference?


(Jeff Atwood) #6

From a filesystem perspective, the difference between a copy of a file, and renaming a file…


(Tobias Eigen) #7

Sorry, still not getting it. Functionally I don’t see the difference, but maybe it doesnt matter.

We are able to take a private conversation public which is awesome. Problem solved.


(Arpit Jalan) #8

This feature is now available:


(Arpit Jalan) #9