Continuing the discussion from Moving post-specific reply indicator into the editor:
Okay, you made some good points there, so I’m gonna flip-flop completely and suggest a milder UX change instead, focusing on this:
I think when you reply to someone’s post, the Editor Header should just tack on that person’s name, instead of changing the header entirely:
If you quote other people in that same post, those people are tacked on up there.
Furthermore, there’s actually an inconsistency in the UX with regards to replies:
- If I start an empty Reply to OP immediately followed by quoting someone’s post, the Editor header doesn’t change.
- However, if instead of quoting someone after I’ve opened the editor I do it before, (i.e. the quote action opens the editor), the header will now tell me that I’m replying directly to that person.
I think this method of “tacking on” the user(s) you’re specifically addressing would more effectively teach new users how Discourse handles replies.