Copying a workflow to change status

I made a copy of an existing workflow. The existing workflow works really well. But I have another series of issues to create where I have to modify one status point. So I attempted to create a new workflow based of the existing one, to renam it and ad in the new status point and transistion label. However, before I could add the new Status name a warning appeared to say "This status is used in other workflows, editing it will affect them." I thought, thats not possible - this is a new workflow now with a new name. Sure enough, after I created the new workflow the old one that I copied this one from had changed. How is that so? If I copy one workflow to make change to reuse elsewhere and rename it, why do the changes I make to the new one also change in the one I copied it from? Please help.

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Are you trying to change the status name? Changing the status name will affect all workflows that us that status. You should just create a new status in the statuses section if this is the case.

Thank you very much. That fixed it.

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