Split And Merge: How To Move Comments

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November 26, 2013

Split And Merge: How To Move Comments


After you have selected both discussions, you will get a notification in the lower left (also known as a growl). It looks like the following:

merge_growl

If you select “move”, you now have the option to place both discussions in a new category from the pop-up that will appear.

move-discussion

If you select merge, you will see the following pop-up which will combine both discussions into one:

merge-discussions-pop-up

Splitting A Discussion

Sometimes, as  moderator, you may come across a discussion which may be better off as it’s own unique discussion thread. If you run into this scenario, you can use the split function. To use it, select the specific comment(s) you wish to split:

select_split

Once again you will get a  small notification in the lower left, that looks like the following:

split_growl

Once you click split, you will be given the option in a pop-up to create a new discussion:

split_discussion

Now you can create a new discussion with a new topic title from the split comment. This allows the original discussion thread to stay on topic.

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Adrian Speyer

Written by Adrian Speyer

Adrian Speyer is the Head of Community and Lead Evangelist for Vanilla by Higher Logic. Besides spending many years in digital marketing, Adrian has been building communities of all sizes for over 20 years.

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