Suggestion when splitting a thread

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by WBahn, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. WBahn

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    Mar 31, 2012
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    Several times I have started reading a thread and had a hard time making heads or tails of what I was reading and had to read far enough into it to come upon a post from a mod saying that the thread had been split off from some other thread for one reason or another. This can lead to a lot of confusion because the posts prior to that have no context.

    So, might make the recommendation to the mods that when you split a thread, edit the first post in the new thread and add a line at the very top that says:

    "Thread split from <link to original thread>"

    I made this recommendation in the thread that is the most recent example, but figured I should post it here explicitly so that others can see it and comment on it (plus to make sure that the mods see it).
     
  2. Georacer

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    Posting it here was the right idea.

    You are correct, it is a valid point. Personally, I will assume this practice.
     
  3. Georacer

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    Scratch that. I do.
     
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