What happened to "side_comment" topics in the Redesign?

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Hi folks,

As the author of some Canvas API clients, I am confused about the implications of the Discussions Redesign for topic threading. As I recall, there was previously a "use threaded discussions" checkbox which allowed the poster to choose between the modes "side_comment" and "threaded", which is no longer available; all posts now seem to be threaded. However, the "Canvas Release: Discussions/Announcements Redesign" document doesn't mention any such change, and the API reference doesn't say any of these options are deprecated. What's going on? Should API devs now assume all new topics are threaded?


Aaron Brick.