I had to experiment a little to understand how subboards (nested boards) work. Basically:
- Board nesting is allowed. (Really, it has to be allowed, because it's possible to move existing boards into the contents of other existing boards.)
- Only one level of board can be displayed at a time, and it is always the highest-level board in the current view that will display as a board. (So if you are looking at a parent board and its child or grandchild is also a board, only the parent board will display as a board.)
- You can turn a child of a board (e.g., a column heading) into a board (and you can do this from any level, e.g., from a grandparent who is not a board), but nothing visible will happen when you do, because of rule 2. So you have no way of knowing/remembering that that child is really a board unless you look at the context menu (or until you move deeper, to a point where that child is the highest-level visible board; then it will magically turn into a board).
- I think this is the right behavior from a functional perspective (really, it's the only option, other than "make nested boards visible at the same time," which would be a visual disaster).
- BUT it bothers me that something can "be" a board even though there's no indication in your current view that it is a board.
- SO I would prefer there to be some small but unambiguous iconic visual indication that an item is a board (even when it is collapsed, or when it is not displaying as a board because of rule 1).
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