Before I get into this, I want to mention that I was going to try duplicating this on try.discourse, but it appears to be offline. Since I didn’t want to pollute things experimenting here, I’m just presenting what I found at WTDWTF.
Ok, basic description. Generally when quoting a post by using a link, you get pretty reliable results. However, when I have been trying to quote posts from here over at WTDWTF, I’ve been getting 1 of 2 results:
- The topic ID and post number are parsed from the link, and then the relevant post from WTDWTF is wuoted instead of the post from here. [Example]
- The link is left bare. Base on experimentation, it appears that this is because the corresponding topic at WTDWTF is restricted access, or the corresponding post does not exist. [Example]
Let’s see what happens here when I try to link to the corresponding bug report at WTDWTF: