Continuing the discussion from Sociocracy resources:
See that note above about continuing the discussion? That came from using the reply-as-new-topic function.
What if I forgot to do that and then I or someone else moved the reply instead? Then that never gets inserted, and the move and connection is less obvious! That stinks!
I added a reply to a topic about this at https://meta.discourse.org/t/splitting-a-topic-and-moving-replies-to-a-new-topic/30999/6 and encourage others to bump that up. EDIT: or this https://meta.discourse.org/t/feature-proposal-action-post-on-split-topic/112024 or this https://meta.discourse.org/t/make-it-more-obvious-in-a-split-off-topic-that-it-was-split-off/139937
For now, any splitting up by moving probably should have posts edited to indicate the move more boldly. I went and added a new canned-reply to ease this workaround.