Yeah, it's just date ordered. In the database we don't currentlyThat's a consistent and defensible implementation. It may have "surprised" me only because I had the cut/paste metaphor too strongly in mind. But naming the function "Merge Into" is a good clue, and from it I should have anticipated the result.
I think perhaps that a view option for hierarchical threading could show the result in the way I expected, giving members an alternate way of following the conversation.
Do you think that'd be a popular use case? I guess I figured thatMy thought was that "pretty quickly" might be a fair number of messages in a busy group with light moderation. But no, I don't think it will often be a big issue.
Sigh Reddit. :-)Yes, well, you needn't copy a format that you dislike.
Or maybe I should go read at Reddit for a while, perhaps that will make it obvious to me why you cite it.
Another way of giving the moderator this choice is to have the split affordance in both a hierarchy-sorted view and in the temporal-sorted view. That covers both natural meanings of "this message and those that follow it."Perhaps the Split function needs to have some smarts and offer theHmm, that could be interesting.