Splitting a topic and moving replies to a new topic

(Ionuț Staicu) #1

Most of my users complains that splitting a new topic is not very obvious. I mean the newly created topic have only a small side reference to the original posts, just like there is a link into the topic.

My workaround until now is to edit each splitted topic and add at the very beginning of the topic „continuing discussion from here” (and add a link), but I think this could be automated somehow.

So the feature request is: can this be added automatically?


(Stephanie) #2

Do you mean when a moderator moves posts to a new topic or when a user replies as a new topic?

Edit: I’m assuming it’s the former.

(Mittineague) #3

Maybe similar to the “posts have been moved” yellow post the “new” topic’s OP could be yellow as well?

It has never been unclear to me, but I suppose there might be some that miss the fact.

(Ionuț Staicu) #4

No, not really. So, let me give you a real-life example.

Here is the end of the initial topic, which was forked into a new one:

Clearly enough, it’s obvious that things were moved around. But, if you go directly to the forked topic, you will see this:

Other than the red highlight, there is nothing that links to the original article. More than that, even the red highlight doesn’t explicitly says something about the relation with the initial topic.

(green highlight is the moderator note)

I’m not sure how reply as a new topic is highlighted, but i assume is the same?

(Stephanie) #5

No, reply as new topic is marked more clearly.