This has happened a couple of times in the last two days. I will quote a post (in both cases the entire post, but the post was small) and then respond to it. As soon as I post it, the quote is gone. I receive a notification showing that “system” has edited my post. But it doesn’t say why. If I re-edit the post, the quote then appears. Any idea what is triggering this editing behavior? Am I doing something wrong? (example post)
Discourse will automatically remove a quote that is “the entire most recent post” I assume just to keep things clean. As you discovered, you can force include it by editing it back in.
For those that don’t know, if you select the “Reply” option attached to a particular post (rather than the blue “Reply” at the bottom of a thread) then you get a link attached to the top of your post to the one you are replying to. The link allows readers to see the post you are replying to (in a collapsible form) and also gives them the option of jumping to that point in the thread.
Especially for someone looking over a thread at a later date, excessive repetition impedes functionality. imho.
Pretty sure Discourse also deletes the ‘reply’ if it was to the previous comment
^ exhibit A
I view it as Discourse only inserting the the reply link if the item being replied to isn’t the immediately previous thing. I think this is just to keep things less cluttered, but the person being replied to still gets the notification.
I fully understand now. Thank you fine folks for help with this .
I have found the the individualized reply option has been very erratic in the past (yes, I know the icon is omitted if it is the immediately previous item). So I generally like to quote. Perhaps the problem was fixed. Don’t know. Let’s see if this one works.
This has also been my adopted work-around
I wonder what happens if I reply to myself. Do I get a notification? Or do I just get to look conceited with a self-link?
I really like this Discourse software. Well thought out and modern design, and it works well on both desktop and mobile.
Edit: no reply notification for self-replies, which is what I expected.