We utilize the ability to move posts into different topics to help prevent topics from derailing. Examples:
- Derailing rants that evolve into a separate feature request from the original post are split into a new topic in feature requests
- Duplicate bug reports / feature requests get split into the original
- rather than just unlisting, as new topic may provide addition info the original did not
- Derailing chain of off-topic discussion gets split into a new topic in lounge
A recurring problems we’ve had with this is reading the target topic the posts were split into is weird, as it seems like the added posts are talking to someone that isn’t there. It would be nice if the topics the posts were split into had the “X posts were merged from Y” notification as well (currently only in source topic), so it’s clear why the wording may be weird.