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Moderators can split [[Post]]s made in [[Topic]]s. This means they can take [[Post]]s made in [[topic]]s out of the [[Topic]] and have the selected [[Post]]s in the [[Topic]] form a new [[Topic]]. To split [[Post]]s from a topic:
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To split posts from a topic, select the ''Split'' button from the top right hand corner of the post where you wish to start the split. You will then be asked to choose one of the following options:
  
Go to the [[Topic]] with [[Post]]s that should be split. To the right of every [[Post]], you'll find a button that says "Split.". Clicking on the "Split" button next to a [[Post]] will direct you to a screen that asks you what type of split you want to make. There are three options you can choice from.
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'''Only split this post:''' Only the post which you selected will be split and become its own new topic.
  
The first option: '''Only split this [[Post]]''', will only take the [[Post]] that you clicked the split button next to out of the [[Topic]] and have that [[Post]] become its own newly created [[Topic]].
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'''Split topic after and including this post:''' This will split the post which you selected, as well as all the posts which follow it, creating a new topic with those posts.
  
The second option: '''Split [[Topic]] after and including this [[Post]]''', will split the [[Post]] that you clicked the split button on ''and'' all of the [[post]]s made after the selected [[post]] and create a new [[Topic]] with those [[Post]]s.
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'''Select posts to split:''' This will take you to a screen where you can select individually the posts you want to split out of the topic. You will see two columns. The first one lists all of the posts in the topic which you want to split. To split a post, click on the arrow pointing towards the right column, and you will see this post in the right column where all of the posts to be split are placed. You can undo a post that you had previously selected to be split, by clicking on the arrow pointing to the left column.
  
The last option, '''Select [[Post]]s to split''', will take you to a screen where you can select all of the [[Post]]s you want to split out of the [[Topic]]. On the '''Select [[Post]]s to split''' you will see two columns. The first one has all of the current [[Post]]s that are not currently selected to be split from the [[Topic]]. To split a [[Post]], simply click on the arrow pointing towards the right column, and you will now see that [[Post]] on the right column where all of the [[Post]]s selected to be split from the [[Topic]] are placed. You can undo a [[Post]] you had previously selected to be split, by clicking on the arrow pointing to the left column, moving it back to the left column with the [[Post]]s currently not being split from the [[Topic]] are.
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Once you have selected the post(s) that you wish to split, you can choose a new title for the topic if you wish, before clicking ''Split Topic''. You then have the option to either go to the ''Message Index'', return to the ''Origin Topic'', or visit the ''New Topic''.
  
When you've selected the boxes of the [[Post]]s to be split, click on ''Split [[Topic]]''. You'll then have the option to either go to the ''Message Index'', return to the ''Original Topic'', or visit the ''New Topic''.
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Latest revision as of 17:01, 23 July 2014

To split posts from a topic, select the Split button from the top right hand corner of the post where you wish to start the split. You will then be asked to choose one of the following options:

Only split this post: Only the post which you selected will be split and become its own new topic.

Split topic after and including this post: This will split the post which you selected, as well as all the posts which follow it, creating a new topic with those posts.

Select posts to split: This will take you to a screen where you can select individually the posts you want to split out of the topic. You will see two columns. The first one lists all of the posts in the topic which you want to split. To split a post, click on the arrow pointing towards the right column, and you will see this post in the right column where all of the posts to be split are placed. You can undo a post that you had previously selected to be split, by clicking on the arrow pointing to the left column.

Once you have selected the post(s) that you wish to split, you can choose a new title for the topic if you wish, before clicking Split Topic. You then have the option to either go to the Message Index, return to the Origin Topic, or visit the New Topic.