Might others be interested in a forum setting that disables the feature of selecting text in a post to quote in reply?
I understand this feature descends from long tradition, dating back to the early days of electronic mail. And I see the technical work and additional UI work that Discourse has put into progressing it as a tool. But I’ve also become ever more convinced over time that outside established relationships of trust, reading a reply, especially a disagreeing reply, built half of a patchwork of your own words, readily evokes emotions akin to those felt by witnesses under cross-examination.
Basically, inline response is a power tool, and one more prone to carnage than clarity in many circumstances.
Especially for forums that expect lively debate among members who don’t know each other well, I’d appreciate a clear way to express, or even enforce, that folks are expected to speak in their own words. I might even go so far as introducing a check to show a warning, like the reply-too-short warning, when a user attempts to quote the post they’re replying to in a Markdown blockquote.