While using the http://discuss.atom.io/ instance of Discourse, I was reading through a topic. I thought I had reached the end and I wanted to reply to the topic as a whole. I hit the “Reply” button at (what I thought was) the bottom of the page. I quickly typed out my short reply and posted it. It wasn’t until then that I noticed I actually clicked a “Reply” button on someone’s specific post, not the topic as a whole. I tried to edit the post to remove the “in reply to” but I couldn’t figure out how to do it.
I ended up deleting my original reply and creating a new one, using the correct button this time. When I went to post that reply (which I had just copied and pasted), I got the message “Body is too similar to what you recently posted.”! I had to add an extra sentence at the end just to get around this.
I would like to see a feature added to allow us to change the “in reply to” of posts after they are posted, or remove it all together. If this feature does exist, I could not figure out how to do it, so maybe it could use some UI improvement to be more intuitive?