How to split only a part of an existing post into a new topic?

Hi All,
I know how to move a post from a topic to another, but this feature remove the original post from the first topic, whereas I would like to maintain it there. My goal in fact is then to edit the two posts (one in the first topic and the other in the second one) by leaving the part of each one concerning its own topic.
Is there a way to achieve this?
Thanks in advance.

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What you are describing is that you want to edit the first topic and create a second topic with some of the information that you copied from the first topic. What I recommend is that you edit the first topic and create a second topic that includes some of the text from the first topic.

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I see this too on our community Q&A site. The situation generally when a post (either the top one in a thread or a reply) should be split into two. It’d be nice to quickly do that in one step — or at least two — rather than creating a new post, copying stuff over, changing the ownership to the original poster, and then editing the original, and then somehow manually linking the two. And it’d be nice for high trust level users to be able to easily do this.

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Yes, Matthew got my point.
I often need to duplicate one post in two posts because the content is related to two different topics, both alredy existing. So I would like that the post could be simply copied from the first topic to the second one (and not removed from the first). Thus, after this, I could easily remove the unrelated text from each of the two posts.

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We’ve had to split posts and re-post it to another topic many times. It’s usually

  • edit and cut;
  • save the edit;
  • copy a link to this post;
  • go to the next topic and make a reply by pasting the cut material;
  • changing ownership;
  • copy a link to this post;
  • return to the original post, click Edit and paste the link to the moved material.
  • Save and done! :sweat_smile:

I hate it when someone has comments to 3 or more topics in one post. :roll_eyes:
Thank goodness for my multi-clipboard so I can copy both text, links and images. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Can this be made into a feature request ticket? It is something I as a moderator of our community would also quite frequently need.

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How do we envisage this working from a UI standpoint?

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I had given this some thought, but the problem with splitting individual posts/replies pretty much requires a dual pane editor - open to 2 different topics. Ouch!

What helps me in this situation is having a multi-clipboard where I can cut whatever needs to be cut, save that, save the original topic, then go to the new (or 2nd existing topic) and start pasting in that. I do write down the original poster’s username for each clip so I can change the ownership as I paste them into the new or 2nd topic.

From this topic title, it’s asking how to split only a part of an existing post into a new topic. I realize that we have the feature to move an entire post/reply to a new topic, but that’s not possible for splitting a post.

My only solution I could think of would be to have the move to a new topic incorporated as part of the select and quote function. Select text, the popup has two possible actions: quote or move to new or existing topic. Then click on one or the other. :man_shrugging:

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