Topics which users cannot directly reply to, but can create a linked topic?

…hmmmm, I went clicking around here in Meta more, and in places I am seeing exactly the behavior I want (although maybe my initial post didn’t explain it well):

Here’s a topic

Both the reply on the first post, and the reply-to-topic at the very end, do what I want [to do intentionally in my community].

  • I see the reply control suggesting I can reply
  • when I do, it defaults to my creating a linked-topic:

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