How to create new linked topics?

How do I start a new post?

@jud Does it work that there is only one flowing topic? Can we have sub-topics…? This would be very important…

@Cathykerr if you click on a category (e.g. science corner, green box), you can click on the “+ Create Topic” on the top right side of the screen. You can find more tips in the FAQ’s topic.

You can also start a related topic if you mouse over the white space to the right of a post and the button “reply as a linked topic” will appear. This can be helpful for related but not direct responses to a particular topic. Notice how these will automatically appear if you post a link to them (e.g. the Frequently Asked Questions shows up on the right side of this reply because I linked to it).

Hi @Cathykerr ,

Yes, it’s definitely possible to create a new topic and I realize that our current entry in the FAQ doesn’t fully address the question; I’ll fix that up right away. There are 3 ways to post a message depending on the context:

  • To reply to the overall topic, use the Reply button at the very bottom of the topic’s page:

  • To reply to a specific post, use the Reply button on that post:

  • And, to finally answer your specific question, to take the conversation in a different direction, but keep them linked together, while hovering over a particular post, use [Reply as linked Topic] to the right of the post:

  • Also, to quote someone in your reply, select the text you wish to quote, then press any Reply button.

Edit: @jud Looks like we were composing replies simultaneously!


One quick question… Do all of these replies stay under the heading of media coverage of Mindfulness?

Or do they create a tangle of new topics?

I actually think that we would like our own cluster or key as it appears in the entry page – IEP at the same level as “science” – – and then be able to develop some topics within that space.

Rather than be under science… I think this would work better. Otherwise it will be a string of somewhat loosely link to conversations instead of definable subtopics. I think this ability to follow multiple threads within a defined space is why the Facebook Group has been so successful.

Thanks again for the feedback on this, Cathy. There’s now a dedicated “Media & Public” sub-category (a child of the parent Science Corner category) which will be able to handle any related topics. Going forward, we can definitely create additional sub-categories as needed.