An error occurred while saving the commentWayne commented
Based on recent support feedback I received to a similar suggestion, I was encouraged to vote for this and explain our case. So I agree that this needs to be reconsidered, but with additional requirements. Here’s an abbreviated version of my original:
We need the ability to separate a multi-part suggestion, and retain the author and date info for each newly separated part. For example, if a posted suggestion actually contains three, we'd like the ability to separate them into three independent suggestions, regardless of how related they are. In our case, each newly separated suggestion would have a different attachment, and supporting comments are then expected around those new suggestions and respective attachments. We'd also like the ability to quickly indicate that we've done this so the author and prospective contributors can see this.
As for the relationship back to the original, I think it's more than just a link back. A quick visual indicator, perhaps iconic, that shows this really helps both types of users understand the relationship, but perhaps more importantly, the evolution of the (once whole) suggestion. It helps train the community as it grows and matures.