Continuing the discuss from here: Unfortunately I had to pull the plug
Let me try to explain the main issue here. (sorry for any bad grammar).
A topic has 500 replies.
Imagine I’m right now reading post #488.
Someone replies an early post… post #140 without quoting it, cause sometimes while you’re in a conversation, doing it several times can be exhausting or you forgot to (click in reply, then clicking in quote button inside editor).
In desktop, if i want to know the context in this reply , I need to click in this, right?
But why? What if the quote automatically goes on your post when you press reply button just in these cases (replying an old post)? It’s not more comfortable to read right there-in-your-face without clicking to know the context? (also, quote has a button to jump to the reply if you want to).
Now imagine, several members quoting posts from different times in a conversation/topic without quoting. I’ll need to click in the button to know all the time, one by one . Do it again, and again through the topic. In mobile you need to get redirect all the time too.
Thats the main issue in big communities . Here in Meta Discourse works fluidly cause it don’t have too many activity on topics.
You may thought I want some like that:
Hell no. You only need quote the text in the post you’re trying to reply, not the WHOLE thing, with all the quotes included in it. I don’t know that much about bbcode, if it’s possible.
What are your thoughts?