I was wondering if there is a plugin which can be used to create a new question, by "forking" an existing one? As an example, there might be a question in a forum which asks for a method to remove stains from wool. I would like to be able to fork that question, into a new "branch" which asks about stain removal on polyester. Really bad example... but you get the point.
I assume that such a plugin does not exist, so I thought Id might make it my first q2a plugin assignment :-).
As a starter, I would try to add a button on the question page, similar to the "flag as inappropriate", but which simply creates a new question. This should be straight forward I hope. As a next step I would try to associate the new question with the old one. Would it make sense to use the "parentid" in the qa_posts table for that? Or is this not a good idea?
Any other pointers before I start (except http://docs.question2answer.org/plugins/
of course)? I'm a novice on q2a but with a basic grasp of php/css.
Thanks in advance!