I just added a site setting called “suppress reply when quoting”
The description for it is: “Don’t show the expandable in-reply-to on a post when post contains any quotes.”
I personally think our suppression here is a bit too atomic.
I think a much safer default is "“Don’t show the expandable in-reply-to on a post when post quotes the post replied to”.
As it stands, the default, throws away information from the UI that is still handled by the pipeline and leaves an odd UI glitch.
Let me expand:
- You reply to post #1 and quote #2 (post #3)
- After posting you still see the UI indicator that you replied to #1.
- On refresh that goes away.
- User on #1 is still notified of the reply, but can not see that #3 replied to them.
Should this setting restrict so it only suppresses reply-to when the actual post is quoted?