Moving discussions

RDB Richard D. Bartlett Public Seen by 54

It would be handy if admins could move discussions between a parent group and it's subgroups. There would be an option in the discussion dropdown called 'Move discussion', which would open a modal. The modal would say "Where would you like to move this discussion to?", with a dropdown listing the name of the parent group and all it's subgroups.

I'm thinking of it as a feature only available to someone who is an admin of the present (sub)group and the destination (sub)group. What do you think?


Jon Lemmon Fri 8 Mar 2013 9:01AM



Joshua Vial Fri 8 Mar 2013 6:30PM



Matthew Bartlett Fri 8 Mar 2013 6:33PM

Sounds good.


Alanna Irving Sat 9 Mar 2013 11:07AM

+1 to this. Important for facilitation.


Benjamin Knight Sun 10 Mar 2013 3:10AM

+lots! This would be really helpful straight away


Richard D. Bartlett Sun 10 Mar 2013 3:42AM

Perhaps @johnirving and @hannahsalmon could pair up on this feature?


Aaron Thornton Sun 10 Mar 2013 7:26PM

Sounds like an easy win with your suggested method richard.


[deactivated account] Mon 11 Mar 2013 8:24PM

What do you think @johnirving?


mix irving Wed 13 Mar 2013 10:31PM

sounds great @hannahsalmon, when do you want to have a go on this?


[deactivated account] Sun 17 Mar 2013 10:11PM

Sorry about the delay @johnirving, Unfortunately I've had to disengage a little due to other commitments so you should go right ahead with this feature if you want to. Hoping to re-engage at the beginning of next month.


mix irving Sun 17 Mar 2013 11:50PM

no worries @hannahsalmon , was aware you were out for a bit. would like to sit down and co-write our work agreements sometime, when would you like to do that


Richard D. Bartlett Thu 28 Mar 2013 2:01AM

Here's a mockup of how I imagined this feature.

@robertguthrie made me do it.


Jon Lemmon Thu 28 Mar 2013 2:38AM

Looks great Richie! Rob just expressed his pleasure at being able to see it. =)


Matthew Bartlett Thu 28 Mar 2013 2:48AM

@richarddbartlett would you mind adding me to the balsamiq project?


Richard D. Bartlett Thu 28 Mar 2013 3:48AM

sorry @matthewbartlett it's public now. Stupid UI!


Matthew Bartlett Thu 28 Mar 2013 4:04AM

404 on that link (Loomio's fault I think)
try this one


Nicolas Wormser Thu 28 Mar 2013 9:39AM

Simple and efficient @richarddbartlett, nice!


Benjamin Knight Sat 30 Mar 2013 1:57AM

This rules!


Leila Sat 17 Feb 2018 3:25PM

This feature exists and it's very useful. I used it when I created new sub-groups for more specific areas of discussion. Moving older threads from the parent group to their specific subgroup makes them easier to find.

I can't find the equivalent feature for stand-alone decisions though - meaning decisions that were just created in group or subgroup - not in the context of a thread. I assume that decisions associated with a thread will move with the thread - but how do you move decisions that have no thread?