When I reply to a previous post, I select that text, and when I hit the reply button, that text is automatically formatted as a quote, like this:
But lately, after I add my comments, then hit the reply button, my post is added to the conversation without the quoted text. It’s simply omitted. If I edit my post, I can add the quote manually, but why should I have to, when it was there all along?
Both times that this occurred (today), I was quoting the very last comment. Was the decision made to omit quotes when the quoted text is immediately above the new comment? Without the quote, I don’t think it’s always clear what we’re responding to. So, if this is deliberate, I think don’t think it’s well-thought-out.
Deliberate or not, it’s disconcerting to see the quoted text in the preview, then to hit reply—and have the expected quote simply disappear. This is not a good user experience.