Removal of full quotes from direct replies

Discourse 2.2.0.beta6 added a new feature to Discourse: Remove full quotes of direct replies. We’ve received quite a few questions about how it works, so I wanted to provide all the details here.

How does this feature work?

The new feature is actually quite simple:

  • IF a user adds a quote at the start (and only at the start) of their post
  • AND the quote is of an entire post
  • AND the quote is from the immediate preceding post

THEN we remove the quote.

How can I turn it off?

As a site admin, disable the remove full quote site setting.

Why was this feature added?

Quoting the entirety of the previous post caused unnecessary duplication. WIthout full quote removal, users end up reading the exact same thing twice.

remove full quote disabled on the left, remove full quote enabled on the right.

But Jomaxro, it’s happening on old posts too!

That was a bug, since fixed. Make sure to update your site to latest and it will not happen anymore.