Now that threads have rolled out officially, it'd be really great if their functionality could be taken another logical step forward and allow for conversion either to or from channels.
There are a lot of servers out there with channels they had to create that would definitely fit better as threads that could archive and then be restored as needed, not taking up a channel slot or being visible to uninterested members of the community. With threads now out, giving mods the ability to convert a channel into a thread, allowing for a rename and choosing a parent channel to link it to in the process, would be such a huge boost to the available functionality.
Additionally, as threads start to get used more and more it's very likely that some topics that felt ephemeral at first are going to become more ongoing than expected, and might benefit from the ability to take out of a thread and into a channel. Sure, you could archive the thread and create a new channel from scratch as a workaround, but allowing a conversion would be a better option that keeps conversation in the same place.
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