It would be useful if I could quote posts from external discourse instances. Something like
[quote=“member, post:3, topic:275, source:meta.discourse.org”]
Where source:meta.discourse.org would provide a similar level of context as internal quotes.
My primary use case is that I’m currently training my Staff to rely on flags instead of manual moderation, and wanted to show them this:
I copied/quoted that from the topic here on meta, and pasted it into my forum, not really thinking about what I was doing. It of course linked to a topic on my forum with the same id, which makes perfect sense, but isn’t what I want.
I could link to the post directly, which works nicely with the onebox, but I really just want to call out the relevant piece.
Aside from staff-training, I also run a few different sites that could benefit from occasionally sharing parts of conversations between them. As an added bonus, this would show users that there’s a larger Discourse world out there by bridging conversations between communities.