When you are participating in a discussion on OpenMRS Talk, it is polite to keep the discussion on topic. If you want to take the discussion a different direction than it was initially intended or you want to have some side discussion on a related (or unrelated) topic, then it is polite to start a new topic instead of having “off topic” discussion.
Two ways to start an off-topic discussion in OpenMRS Talk
Click on the timestamp for any post and then click the “+ New Topic” link in the popup.
Click on the “Share” button at the bottom of the discussion and then click the “+ New Topic” link in the popup.
Clicking on the " + New Topic" link will open the editor and will start out your new topic post with a link to the current discussion. You can then take the conversation any direction you like without introducing a digression on the original topic. There will be a link in the original topic to your new one and your new topic will be automatically linked to the original discussion.