Ever had a question asked or issue raised that is slightly off topic and wanted to answer it or explore it without hijacking the discussion thread? There has been a lot of posts about discussion hijacking, reading many of the treads it seems to be a natural progression of the conversation and things divert often without any deliberate or ill intent.
It would be great to be able to allow a spin off "new" discussion or "subject" diversion to occur when something comes up that is not quite on topic. This would allow people to create a topic spin off so off topic issues can continue as say the "child" or sub topic of the discussion without it filling up the main discussion thread. That way those who want to stay on topic can without needing to wade through all the other comments and those wanting to follow the new thread tangent can still follow both, or just the off topic stuff. Sometimes starting a complete new discussion may not really be warranted and if it is merely responding to something bought up in the original discussion is not something anyone would probably start as a new discussion anyway.
I think this would be a helpful function. Does anyone else agree? Can it actually be programmed into the site? I am not a prgrammer so do not know if it is possible.